As a homeowner, you may think that it’s easier to take shortcuts on replacing or maintaining your home’s roof. It can be stressful to have to spend for these renovations and can make a big impact on your home’s stability. But taking shortcuts can lead to even bigger problems that may endanger you and your family. As one of your most trusted contractors for roof replacement, we highly recommend that you avoid taking these shortcuts. Here are some of the common ones to avoid.
1. Waiting Too Long to Fix Your Roof
The average lifespan of a roof is around 25 to 30 years old. But this doesn’t mean you won’t have your roof fixed when needed. Depending on where you live, your roof’s condition may not last up to 25 years. In fact, there might already be some signs of deterioration on your roof that you’re not aware of. If you wait too long to have it fixed, it can lead to even more costly repairs.
2. Hiring a Subpar Contractor
When repairing or replacing your home’s roof, it’s important to choose a professional contractor that can actually deliver results. Subpar residential roofers should never be hired because their shoddy workmanship may lead to delays in completion or even a faulty roof. It’s better to choose a contractor that’s locally trusted in the area.
3. Neglecting Maintenance
You’re probably thinking that your roof looks fine enough that it doesn’t need much maintenance. But you should still do a maintenance check on your roof from time to time, making sure it’s kept clean and free of debris that may damage it. Not making sure your roof is well-maintained can lead to more expensive repairs later on, so hiring a contractor to do a maintenance check on your roof once in a while is still cheaper in the long run.
4. Installing a New Roof Over an Old One
Never let your roofer do what’s called a “recover” roofing job. This is basically putting a new layer of roofing over your old one, which not only can be dangerous but also not always legal. Your old layer of roofing will just become an unnecessary weight for your roof’s foundations, which can compromise its entire structure.
When you call for our expert roofing contractors at JTI Roofing, you can be confident that the job will be done professionally with quality and precision. Give us a call at (407) 767-6912 for a free estimate, or fill out our online contact form.