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Did you get a brand new roof rather recently–between the last few months or last few years? Maybe you got a new roof because you moved to a new build or because you invested in a Friendswood roof replacement. Either way, if you discovered a leak during the recent downpours Houston has experienced or saw some things that you think might be out of the ordinary, then you may be wondering if your roof has sustained damage because it was poorly installed. In this article, we will offer some signs that indicate that this is the case and what you should do to correct it.
The following are some signs you should look out for when figuring out if your roof may have been poorly installed.
This is the most obvious sign your previous contractor did a bad job installing your roofing. A roof that is less than 10 years old should not be missing any roof shingles unless a violent hurricane ripped through Houston.
Another obvious sign that your roof shingles were poorly installed is if your roof doesn’t look seamless and consistent all over. If some shingles are completely mismatched, or if one side of your roof looks good while the other doesn’t, then this suggests your old contractor attempted to cut corners and did not take yours or your family’s safety seriously when completing your Friendswood roof replacement or Friendswood roof repairs.
Roof leaks occur when roof shingles have been severely damaged, but if your roof hasn’t been around long enough for extensive damage to take place (you can always compare your roof with your neighbor’s), then a leak is suspicious and usually indicates that the roof shingles weren’t fastened properly or that the frame wasn’t built correctly.
It’s not illegal to re-use old flashing when completing a Friendswood roof replacement, but a reputable Friendswood roofer that knows what it’s doing would never re-use old material because it would be weaker than the rest of the structure and may not even fit well with the rest of the structure.
These signs are very helpful to keep in mind when assessing the roofing job your contractor completed, but the best way to know for certain that your installation was faulty is by contacting us to get a free Friendswood roof inspection.
Amstill Roofing has been servicing roofs in the Greater Houston area for over 40 years, so we can assess your roofing for you and determine what caused these problems. Following our inspection, we will help you determine whether you only need some Friendswood roof repairs or if a full Friendswood roof replacement is in order so that you can have peace of mind knowing that you and your family are safe.