A poorly installed roof can lead to bigger problems in the future if not addressed promptly. This is especially true if you consider how it would withstand severe weather conditions. But how can you tell if the contractor you worked with to install your roof provided subpar workmanship? The following signs should clue you in:
Uneven Roof Surface
A well-built roof should have a uniform and even appearance. It means that the installation team laid each asphalt shingle carefully while adhering to manufacturer guidelines. A visual inspection of the roof’s surface should help tell you if the alignment is correct and even.
The color of the shingles must also be inspected closely in case they have different shades. If the contractor didn’t order the same color of shingles, some parts of the surface will visibly have different colors, also known as a “rainbow roof”. This is a big sign that they weren’t paying attention during the installation and may even cause other problems that aren’t easily seen!
Poorly Installed Flashings
All roofs should have flashings installed on the valleys, vents, chimneys and other protrusions to prevent water runoff from seeping into the structure. If the roofer didn’t do a fine job installing them, the roof’s inner wooden components may become susceptible to rot and may attract mold and mildew. When this happens, the resulting spores can find their way into your living spaces, affecting your indoor air quality and putting your family’s health at risk.
Substandard Gutter Repairs or Installation
A well-built roof isn’t complete without a sturdy and reliable gutter system installed. Its primary function is to capture water runoff efficiently and channel it away from your property via the downspouts. Make sure to check if some of the gutter sections have standing water. It could be a sign that the gutters weren’t installed or repaired properly at the right pitch or slope. If left unaddressed, the pooling water can seep into the roofing structure and cause the roof to deteriorate early in its life span, necessitating premature replacement.
Fortunately, you can avoid these signs of poor roof installation if you work with a reliable roofing contractor who only has your best interests in mind. At Ken Morton & Sons LLC, our team of professional installers has the skills and know-how to complete the job in a timely and efficient manner. To learn more about what we can do for you, give us a call at (856) 582-8800, or fill out our convenient contact form. We serve our clients in Pitman, NJ, and the rest of Gloucester County.