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Only Pro Roofers Avoid These Common Shortcuts

To avoid unwanted roofing problems later on, it makes a big difference to hire trusted professionals, such as Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. Our industry-leading roofing services include leaking roof repair and replacement, storm damage repair and even roofing maintenance. We also never use any of the following shortcuts when it comes to completing a roofing project.


Roofing Overlays

A roof overlay is essentially putting a new layer of roofing over your old one. This is not only dangerous, but also not legal in some areas. This is because the old layer of the roofing will become an unnecessary weight for your roof’s foundations, which can compromise the whole structure. Roofs are built with a certain weight capacity after all. 

Reusing Old or Low-Quality Materials

You have to consider that the materials of your current roof may have extensive wear and tear since the last roof installation. Some contractors will still use old materials to try and make more money. They may even recommend reusing your flashing or vents to save on some material costs. 

However, most roof replacement contractors will suggest getting a full replacement instead for better protection. Choosing to reuse some of your old materials will only lead to them wearing out faster than the rest of your new roof.

Not Installing Your Shingles Properly

If the shingles aren’t installed properly, they can easily come loose or break away from your roof. This is because the configuration of the shingle installation is dependent upon the shape, style and size of your roof. A professional roofer knows how to lay your shingles correctly to ensure the water runoff is directed toward the gutters and avoid any potential damage from water leaks. If they’re installed incorrectly, water can slowly seep through your shingles and affect the inner structure of your roof, including the wooden frames and even the ceilings and walls!

Talk to Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. about your next roofing project. To get free roof repair estimates, call us today at (713) 466-4447, or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation today!