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Common Mistakes Made with Roofing

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Taking the Cheapest Route

If you are considering a private contractor, typically this route is chosen because it is the cheapest option to replace or repair your roof. When you take the cheapest route, you sacrifice the quality of the job and the materials used to be efficient. Lower quality materials will cut the life of your roof extremely short and its durability will be very temporary. A red flag that your contractor may not be up to par is if he asks for all the money for the roofing up font instead of a deposit to get the job started. Beware!

 

Hiring a Handyman or Doing It Yourself Without any Roofing Experience

Most times a handyman doesn’t have the knowledge, licensing, insurance or expertise needed to repair or install your roofing system. A lot of times, handymen or private contractors can specialize in other areas like kitchen, bathrooms, etc. and if you are willing to pay, they are willing to work on your roof with minimal experience in the area you need an expert. If a handyman doesn’t have a roofing license, he may not be legally able to perform work on your property. In addition, if the handyman is not insured, you can be held liable if he ends up getting injured on the job.

 

Improper Care and Maintenance 

It is extremely important to pay attention to your roofing system because it can give you a proactive approach towards preventing damage before it is detrimental to you and those in your home. If you consistently maintain your roof, it will extend its life and prevent damage from coming sooner rather than later. Although you want to maintenance your roof, proper maintenance is even more important because it can also shorten the life of your roofing system. Pressure washing an asphalt roof is typically done to give it a clean new look, but it can also damage the granules that are present to protect the roof from leakage. Also, lifting your shingles up to look for signs of leaking can seem like a good maintenance technique, but its also know to create leaks as well.

 

NCE Homes provides quality and affordable roofing services within the Maryland state, and if you are need of maintenance please contact us today for a free inspection! Call us at 443-400-5210.