No one wants to see a new roof fail early or malfunction after a few weeks or months. It means wasted money and time. This is why Ritco Group, Inc., one of the leading local roofing companies in the area, has made a list of things local roofers must do to prevent early roof failure.
Check the Seal
Early sealant failure is caused by the incorrect application. The roofers must take a second look at how they installed the sealant. Poor sealant performance leads to leaks and roof failure, which weakens the roof structure, hastening replacement.
Use Quality Materials
Always find the best materials you can afford when it comes to roofing. Quality materials matter because they are more durable, making them a true, long-term investment for homeowners. The strength of your roof is also determined by its components. Your roofers should make sure they’ve installed top-rated materials.
New or intact flashing is an advantage, so inspections should involve look at their current state. Flashing is a strip or sheet of a water-resistant material (usually metal, but some use plastic) that directs water away from the house. Pieces of flashing are installed along roof intersections, tops of foundation walls and around windows and doors. Because water is properly directed away from the roof’s exterior, it reduces the chance of an early roof failure. Flashing is also recommended for new roofing construction projects to keep water damage at bay.
Schedule Regular Inspections
A monthly or quarterly inspection of the roof’s performance is a must. Small damage like leaks and mold formation is immediately addressed. It strengthens the foundation of the roof, especially in preparation for storms or hurricanes.
Whether you need new construction additions or a new roof, trust in the contractors at Ritco Group, Inc., the professionals behind hundreds of successful roofing projects. Talk to us about yours at (931) 208-2300, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve residents of Columbia, Franklin and Brentwood, TN, and other surrounding areas.