One of the most expensive aspects of home maintenance is the roof. It is also the most critical components of the home. Its integrity is important to your comfort and its appearance is integral to the beauty of your home. Maybe a poorly repaired roof won’t look bad, but when the winds and rains of Sacramento winters descend, will you be dry and comfortable? How do you know, when the weather is nice, that your roofer did a good job?
Quality underlayment is an important barrier in the protection layers that comprise your overall roofing system. Make sure the underlayment is part of the overall project and that the underlayment is being installed as your roof installation progresses. If your roofer is not using underlayment, water leaks are likely to occur. The new synthetic underlayment is now up to 40% stronger than older felt-paper underlayment and will not break down as easily. This important component is not to be overlooked.
Let’s continue our inspection with the overall roof appearance. Are the shingles uniform throughout? A sagging roofline or shingles that are uneven are a red flag that you have been the victim of a sub-standard roofing job.
We cannot stress enough the importance of flashing. A good roofer will use plenty of flashing around leak-prone areas such as pipes, vents, or chimneys. Some roof protrusions require both step flashing and counterflashing to be fully effective. Flashing shortcuts include roof cement or caulks which will work well for a while but will not last long term.
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