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Top 5 Roof Failures That Cause Early Roof Replacement

In general, a properly installed roof is one of the most reliable and durable parts of a house. But without the right care and maintenance, any type of roof can fail. Here are the 5 most common reasons it could happen to you:

1 – Substandard Installation

A modern roof is a highly engineered construction. Every component, from the beginning course of shingles or tiles to the number of nails used, has been thoroughly researched. A reputable roofing contractor makes a commitment to follow all construction standards when installing a new roof.

A lack of follow through with these standards leads to roof leaks, missing tiles and shingles, and an overall deterioration of the entire roofing system.

2 – Lack of Flashing

Some contractors will try to avoid the expense and the labor of including metal or plastic flashing on their roof installations. However, it is an essential element in a roof designed to last for two decades or more. Flashing is necessary to enhance the waterproof seal in areas such as roof protrusions. (Tile roofing requires additional top flashing in order to function properly).

3 – Use of Mismatched Materials

Aside from the aesthetic aspects of mismatched shingles, metal, or tiles, certain materials like copper and iron can actually lead to significantly faster deterioration of your roof.  Mismatching will also void a valuable manufacturer’s warranty.

4 – Third Party Damage

The use of a third-party vendor opens up an entire world of problems. This vendor could be a satellite or cable provider, or a contractor who  installs additional skylights or venting. Before installing a new roof, decide on all the options and accessories that you would like to have to save both time and money in the future.

5 – No Preventative Maintenance

Often, homeowners are reluctant to follow up on simple preventative maintenance measures. Don’t make this mistake. Have your roof inspected annually by an experienced roofing professional, someone trained to look for potential problems.

Local, Professional Help

For more information on the roof replacement solutions available in the Naples area, contact our team at Kelly Roofing. With over thirty years experience in the roofing industry, we have the experience and training needed to keep your home in top condition.

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