Roof Repair Mistakes That Amateurs Commit

Small mistakes are often inevitable. Yet, you can’t make any mistakes when it comes to roof repair. Unfortunately, you’re more apt to see roof mistakes when you work with amateurs. So, what are their most common mistakes?

  1. Nailing Problems – Nailing is a very important part of roof installation process as it basically holds everything together. If roofing nails are not used correctly, or too few nails are used, shingles might slip down, preventing you from fully making the most of what they have to offer.

  1. Incorrect Shingle Installation – It is vital that shingles must be installed correctly as improper installation can lead to water penetration below. To determine if roofing shingles are installed correctly, check the cutouts on three-tab shingles. If they are not vertical, then there is a problem.

  1. Poor Attic Ventilation  – Another mistake commonly committed by amateurs, it is one of the most overlooked aspects of roof repairs. This is because amateur roofers focus mainly only on the roofing itself, failing to factor in the role of attic ventilation in overall roof performance. It’s important for ample attic ventilation to be in place because heat and moisture buildup can lead to premature shingle deterioration. 

Other mistakes that amateur roofers make include forgetting to install leak barriers, incorrect use of materials and wrong flashing positions, all mistakes that can be easily avoided if you work with a reliable roofing contractor like Thompson Roofing and Construction. With our experience and expertise, we are confident that we can provide you with the repairs your roofing system needs. 

To learn more about what we can do for you and your home, just give Thompson Roofing and Construction a call at (256) 251-5566. Talk to us today! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and request a FREE estimate. We serve Huntsville, AL, and the surrounding areas.