4 Reasons Your New Roof Could Fail

Philadelphia's New Roof

Undertaking a new 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 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, let us guide you through all the options. 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. Poor installation can lead to roof leakages, shingle 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

Flashing 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 installations is a result of poor quality sealants such as caulk.

Home Genius Exteriors – Philadelphia Specializes in Roof Installations

We offer more than just roof installations here Home Genius Exteriors – Philadelphia; we do roof replacements, repairs, and even free inspections if you’re worried that something about your roof isn’t right. We’re committed to providing our community with exceptional customer service while being well-equipped to complete any roofing task required.

Speak to our #1 roofing contractor at Home Genius Exteriors to set up a free roof installation consultation and get your personalized quote today.

Customer Reviews


“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.