A roof replacement can be very expensive. One way to ensure that your new roof is installed correctly and is protected for years to come is by hiring a contractor who offers a comprehensive warranty for your project. However, keep in mind that what you do – or don’t do – to your roof can void its warranty.
Installing New Shingles Over Your Old Roof
A reputable roofing contractor won’t suggest re-shingling over the old roofing material. Still, some installers offer this service, claiming that it can save you money by cutting down on labor costs related to tearing off the old roof.
However, installing new shingles over the old ones can cost you more in the long run and can possibly void your warranty. It can also cause your roof to fail early. The added weight of the new layer of shingles can compromise the structural integrity of your roof and result in poor ventilation.
Mismatched Roofing Components
Using components from different manufacturers can potentially void your warranty and compromise the strength of your roof. Roofing manufacturers won’t warrant components from another company. It means that if your contractor uses materials from two different manufacturers, this would void both warranties.
Contractors should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to installing roofs. Taking shortcuts or failure to comply with these specifications can void a roofing warranty. You can avoid this problem by hiring a manufacturer-certified roofing contractor.
Proper attic ventilation helps in extending the lifespan of your roof. On the other hand, a poorly vented one can cause shingles to buckle as well as mold and mildew growth. It can also contribute to premature roof aging and warping of the roof deck. The repair costs for these roofing problems can be expensive and won’t likely be covered by the warranty.
For prompt, efficient and quality roofing services, turn to CRC Roofing and Renovations, INC. We offer residential and commercial roof repair and replacement. Call us at (859) 338-1149, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.