Signs of Poor Roof Installation

High-quality roofing materials ensure your roof won’t suffer from severe damage during extreme weather events. However, a superior roofing system may underperform or get damaged easily if it was improperly installed.

Roof Installation

Here are some telltale signs that roof installation was not done correctly.

Wrong Shingle Placement

Roofing manufacturers have specific shingle placement guidelines to prevent leaks, especially during heavy rain. Inexperienced roofers or unqualified installers may not be aware of these installation requirements. So once the rain pours, you might notice leaks from your roof.

Lack of Uniformity

A properly installed roof has a uniform appearance throughout its surface. This means the roof will wear evenly even if one side is more exposed to the weather and the other is facing away from it. Check your roof regularly to ensure one side isn’t wearing down more quickly than the other. Furthermore, take note of any shingles that have the wrong color or size. Mismatched shingles often indicate that the roofing contractor cut corners.

Damaged Roofing Materials

Trained and experienced roofers will navigate your roof carefully to avoid breaking new shingles or other roofing components. This kind of damage usually happens due to a lack of proper equipment.

Malfunctioning Gutters

If your gutters aren’t draining water runoff, then they weren’t installed properly. A good roofer ensures that the gutters are aligned to the roof edges and have a slight slope for effective drainage. Without properly functioning gutters, your roof becomes prone to water damage and early failure.

The Great American Roofing Company provides superior results that meet your roofing needs. We have several years of experience, so we can guarantee correct roof installation and long-lasting repairs. Our team is trained to handle residential and commercial roofing projects. Call us at (201) 825-2955 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.