Common Mistakes Made In Roofing

Nobody wants to have problems with their roofs, but unfortunately they happen and you must know the best course of action in such situations.

The most common – and huge! – mistake that people do is to neglect minor roof problems, postponing repairs until they have more money or more time to deal with them. What seems to be a not-so-important issue can transform very quickly into a disaster that will cost you much more money than if you would have one of the local Bentonville roofing companies perform the repairs in the right time.

There are other common mistakes made during the roofing repair process. We include a few examples.

Old or damaged shingles are not replaced, but covered

This only creates places where dirt and moisture will be collected. Removing shingles is not so complicated, so do it the right way and remove all old or damaged roofing materials before installing the new shingles.

Old flashing is reused instead of replaced with new flashing

Even if it may appear to be in good condition, reusing old flashing make it more likely to wear down much quicker than it should.

Using nails that are too short

Properly fastening the shingles is a very important operation that requires nails of a certain dimension; otherwise there is the risk of shingles loosening and premature replacement.