Your roof is a valuable investment that you need to protect. Choosing the wrong roofer to work on it, whether to perform a minor repair or a full-on replacement, can easily lead to expensive disasters down the line. Here are three shortcuts a reputable roofer will never make.
Installing new shingles over the existing roof: If a roofer claims to “recover” your roof by simply installing brand-new pieces of shingles over the existing ones, take it as a red flag and move on to the next. Re-shingle work only acts as a temporary solution and will definitely not fix the underlying issue.
Using old materials: Similarly, the use of old materials like vents or flashing is a cheap tactic that some roofers use to make a quick buck while delivering an inferior product. While the idea may seem harmless at the moment, these used items will surely wear out faster than the rest of your new roof because of their preexisting wear and tear or damaged condition.
Failing to fix a leak: A reputable roofer will not patch up a leak and then exit the scene without offering to conduct a visual inspection of the rest of the roofing system. A trained roofer knows that most leaks are persistent and do not disappear completely. He or she will likely check for mold, wood rot, loss of insulation and damaged components to understand the actual scope of the damage.
TopTier Roofing is an exterior improvement contractor that specializes in roof replacement, roof insulation and windows services. Our certified team aims to deliver the highest quality of workmanship and products that can improve the look and functionality of New York homes. Call us at (315) 871-5681, or fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation quote.