Residential roofing

Residential roofing common errors to avoid by Charlotte homeowners

Residential roofing should be done by a professional. You want to hire someone you can trust that will do the best job in a timely and correct manner.  Most homeowners have encountered roofing problems at some point in their lives. From small leaks to major cracking, roofs suffer from a few common ailments that demand immediate attention.

Repairing roofs is not only tricky, but it can also be dangerous. In most cases, it’s best not to fix the problem yourself or give the contract to a quack. Instead, call a professional commercial roof repair company to get the job done right.

Disadvantages of hiring a bad/cheap roofer

Residential roofing errors are inevitable if you work with an inexperienced roofing contractor. The better training and experience a company has, the smaller the chances they will make a mistake.

Know-how to avoid the following common roofing errors by hiring a pro:

Installing inappropriate roofing material

Most residential homes feature steep slopes because they efficiently push rainwater into the gutters and they also provide an attractive aesthetic touch. However, some homes have little to no incline, which requires membrane roofing such as TPO. As an experienced roofer, we know what type of material will work best with different types of roofing slopes.

No drip edges

Residential roofing drip edges may look insignificant, but they can save your home from prematurely damaged fascia, wood rot, and general aesthetic issues. Only certified roofers can install this roofing system on your home.

Missing or incorrectly installed starter shingles

Another critical component that works closely with drip edges are starter shingles. They will cause the same problems if they are missing or improperly installed by a sloppy contractor. A thorough understanding of roof installation techniques is usually enough to avoid this. A certified company will offer excellent starter strip shingles for every residential roofing application, making installation practically fool proof.

Roofing mistakes

Installers that lack experience may not know how many fasteners are needed per shingle. It’s extremely important to install fasteners on the right spots, at the right distances, and with the right numbers. Otherwise, all sorts of problems ensue, from weak installations to overly penetrated roof decks.

The best residential roofing company in Charlotte, NC

At Steele restoration, we offer the best. To learn more about our roofing services such as roof repair in Charlotte, get in touch with us. Steele Restoration is a fully licensed and insured Charlotte NC based general contractor and roofing company specializing in roofing, siding, and storm damage restoration for single-family homes, multi-family complexes, and commercial and industrial sites. We service Charlotte and surrounding areas including Rock Hill, Lake Norman, Steele Creek, Matthews, Ballantyne, and Blakeney. Contact us today for all your roofing jobs.