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3 Common Signs a Roof Is Improperly Installed

It’s not always smooth sailing in a home improvement project, especially when it involves roofing. You’ll soon find out if you’ve been unlucky enough to have worked with an inexperienced contractor. That’s because you’ll notice the warning signs. You know a roof is incorrectly installed when:

Roof Is Improperly Installed

1. The asphalt roofing shingles appear lopsided. This is probably the most obvious sign. Asphalt shingles should look uniform and seamless with the roof surface once they’re installed. But if they’re placed incorrectly, the row of shingles will appear raised or asymmetrical. This not only compromises the aesthetics of the finished roof, but also leaves the system more susceptible to water infiltration.

2. A significant portion of your roof is missing shingles. It’s normal for asphalt shingles to sustain damage because of a major weather event. If your roof is still relatively new but has already suffered massive shingle blow-offs, the quality of roof installation is put into question. Perhaps, the contractor has failed to nail the shingles properly, or maybe they’ve skimped and used only a few nails. Either way, the shingles don’t properly adhere to the roofing system, so it won’t take much wind to tear the rest of them off the roof. 

3. The roof has major leaks. Every roofing system has flashings, which are a lightweight and waterproof material that’s used to protect the more leak-prone areas of the roof, such as the valleys, chimneys, dormers, vent pipes, and skylights. When the flashing is incorrectly applied, the roof becomes more vulnerable to leaks, which in turn, leads to considerable water damage to your roof and home if overlooked.

The simplest way to avoid the problems caused by a poorly installed roof is to work with a reliable and experienced contractor in the first place. Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. is a fully licensed, bonded and insured roofing company. We have served the Greater Boston and South Shore areas for over 30 years, providing homeowners with top-tier solutions to their roofing needs. Roof installation done perfectly right the first time – that’s what we’re all about.

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When it comes to high-quality roof installation services, Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. remains the number-one choice. Expect your project to go on safely and smoothly when you choose us for the job. Call us today at (781) 826-7663, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We proudly serve homeowners in Pembroke, MA, and the Greater Boston, Cambridge and South Shore areas.

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