4 Common Roofing Mistakes and the Ways to Avoid Them

By Stacy Mellete

Getting new roofing is not an easy task, which is why you should hire professionals. Considering that you are putting in much time and money into the project, it pays to be careful. Affordable Roofing Systems covers the four common roofing traps, and the ways you can avoid falling into them.

1. Skipping the permit

You need a permit to get residential roofing in Tampa FL, and a whole lot of other home improvement projects done. Without one, you risk fines, removal of the roof, and even denial of insurance for your roof. Affordable Roofing Systems knows the importance of permits; we guarantee that all our work begins with having the requisite paperwork.

2. Reusing roof flashing

Protecting your roof’s corners and edges from water intrusion, the flashing shunts water away from your home. Unfortunately, some contractors cut costs by reusing old flashing. While it might be that the old flashing is still salvageable, it certainly will not last long. Rest assured that we never reuse old flashing at Affordable Roofing Systems.

3. Double-layering shingles

Sometimes, in lieu of roof repairs in Tampa FL, homeowners opt to simply layer new shingles over old ones. In some areas, this is not even legal. Moreover, it’s not advisable. This only adds extra weight that bears down on your home’s supporting structures. It also compounds any existing problems. We make sure that any new installation starts with taking out all of the old materials.

4. Installing the roof improperly

Depending on the type of roofing material you have, there are specific requirements and regulations regarding their installation. These include the number of nails per shingle, the consistency and quantity of adhesive used, and even settling or drying times.

These are in place to ensure the maximum lifespan for your chosen material. We make sure to adhere to these requirements carefully.

Avoid these common, yet painful, roofing mistakes by hiring Affordable Roofing Systems to get your roofing replacement in Tampa Bay done right the first time around. Call us today at (813) 542-8462, and we will be happy to discuss our roofing material options.

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