4 Reasons Your New Roof Could Fail


residential roof installation

Undertaking a residential roof installation or roof replacement is a serious business. A roof is one of the most important elements of your house and it is crucial that your roof is in a safe and working condition.

Choosing a company for your new roof installation or residential roof replacement can be a daunting task. From picking the best material for your home to weighing your pricing options, it’s enough to make your head spin. In these situations, it is easy to be convinced to opt for the cheapest option or the contractor that promises to finish the project in record time. But these elaborate promises can lead to your new roof failing shortly after being installed.

Home Genius Exteriors understands the intricacies of roofing installations and will guide you through all the options and what’s best for your situation. Contact us today to schedule a free roof installation consultation.

Here are some of the reasons your new roof is likely to fail:

Poor Installation

Installing a new roof takes time and precision. It is not a project that can be rushed or done haphazardly. When a recently installed roof starts to fail the number one reason is usually poor installation. This can be due to poor workmanship or the roofing contractor does not have enough experience installing certain roofing materials. A poor installation can lead to roof leakages, asphalt shingle roofs can also blow-off, tiles and panels loosening and the growth of moss and mold.

Poor Quality Materials

Opting for the cheapest option doesn’t always mean you’ll get the best option. When it comes to your roof, be sure that your roofing contractor is using only the best materials. It might be the pricier option now but it will save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. It is also wise to check that your contractor isn’t cutting costs for their benefit by using cheap materials such as edge metals, cheap sealants, pipe collars and reused flashing.

Inadequate Ventilation

A balanced attic ventilation system is needed in order to keep your roof dry and in working condition. Your roof needs the intake of cool, fresh air and it needs to release any hot, moist air. Without this ventilation, warm air, especially during the summer months can cause the growth of mold, and in winter, the build-up of cold air can lead to ice dams.

Incorrect Flashing Installation

Flashings are pieces of metal that serve to waterproof your home. It acts as a weather-resistant barrier protecting your home from the elements. When inaccurately installed your home may be subject to a considerable amount of leakages and water damage. Often the cause of poor flashing installation is a result of poor quality sealants such as caulk.

Home Genius Exteriors Specializes in Roof Installations

We offer more than just roof installation services here at Home Genius Exteriors; we do roof replacements, emergency roof repairs, and even free inspections if you’re worried something isn’t right. As a locally owned and operated Maryland business, we’re committed to providing our community with exceptional customer service while being well-equipped to complete any roofing task required.

Speak to our top-notch roofing contractor at Home Genius Exteriors to set up a free roof installation consultation and get your personalized quote today.