When people purchase an existing home or when they live in a new home for long enough, eventually the home owner will need to consider the condition of their roof. Whether the roof has become damaged because of weather or is suffering from age, there are situations where the old roof will need to be removed, and new roofing materials will need to be installed. With roof installations such as these, it’s important to choose a reputable roofing company.
Unfortunately, there are many less-than-reputable roofing companies that may try to cut corners in order to pad their profit margin. Unfortunately, cutting corners when it comes to removing an old roof and installing a new one can cause headaches and hassles for the home owner.
One of the most common ways a sub-par roofer will try to save money is by not removing all of the roofing materials when they remove the old roof. While the surface of the roof, the shingles, or the shingle backing will be completely removed, base or substrate materials may not be removed.
Now, in some instances, the substrate materials may be in good enough condition to reuse. However, if a roof had experienced leaks for many years before the home owner took action or damage to the roof has taken place, these substrate materials will need to be replaced.
Roofing companies that cut corners and reuse damaged substrate materials may compromise the integrity of any new materials that are placed on the roof. Damaged substrate materials can compromise the foundation of the roof itself and can cause the roof to dip or sag. In some cases, the roof may be in danger of collapsing entirely.
As you can see, while cutting corners may help the roofing company to make more money, it may leave you with even bigger problems than you had before hiring a roofing company to replace the old roof. That’s why reputable companies like us are the best types of companies to use. With over 120 years of experience in the roofing industry, strong community ties, and expert roofing technicians, you would be hard-pressed to find a better roofing service for any roof installations you need.
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