Did Your Roofer Do a Good Job?

Did Your Roofer Do a Good Job?

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?

Roofing Underlayment

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.

Roof Appearance

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.

Roof Flashing

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.

About Harlan Roofing

Discover what a quality roofing job means from the first phone call for an estimate. Harlan Roofing will show you what a job well-done is like. Call us when quality and superior workmanship are your measure of success.

Harlan Quality Roofing
For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!
916.292.9548

Top Roofing Concerns Most Homeowners Face

Top Roofing Concerns Most Homeowners Face

Your roof is the most important component of the exterior of your home. To the less experienced, it appears to be a slab of shingles laid nicely down the length of the roof. To the experienced roofing contractor, your roof is a complex structure that must be constructed with precision, installed without flaw, and maintained to keep you and your family dry and safe.

Leaks

When you consider potential roofing issues, the most common concern is leaks. This is a very valid concern as even a small leak could lead to a major amount of damage in a very short period of time.

Ventilation

Surprisingly, proper ventilation is extremely important to the longevity of your roof. Adequate air circulation is an integral component to your roof design and helps regulate temperature and moisture within the attic. When properly ventilated, your home’s temperature will be better regulated, and your roof will last longer!

Clogged Gutters

Think of your gutters as an extension of your roof. They serve to channel the rainwater away from your home. When leaves and debris collect in the gutter, the water does not flow as designed. Water can back up and overflow and potentially seep behind the eaves or running down the exterior. When left clogged for too long you are a risk of leaks and structural damage.

Damaged Shingles

When a storm hits your roof, your shingles are the first line of defense and take the brunt of the damage. High winds can loosen or tear shingles, drop heavy debris on the roof leaving dents and cracks in the shingles where leaks can begin. If you and your roof have been through an unusually strong storm, it is a good idea to have that roof inspection you have been putting off. A good roofing company will be able to access your roof’s condition and evaluate the urgency of repairing any damage.

Quality Roofing Repairs & Replacement

Trust your roof to your local roofing expert, Harlan Roofing. We have been serving the greater Sacramento area for over 15 years, providing excellent service and superior products.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548