Asphalt shingles remain the most reliable and practical choice for residential homes and small businesses. They have excellent weather resistance and durability, and can last as long as 30 years with proper care and maintenance.
Keep in mind, though, that as with any roofing material, the installation determines its overall performance. Treadlite Roofing, your roof replacement expert, shares the three asphalt shingle installation mistakes that can cause major structural problems.
Improper Starter Shingle Alignment
Starter shingles are the shingles that cover the edge and eaves of the roof. While it might just look decorative, its true role is to serve as an anchor that provides wind resistance for the entire structure. When these shingles are not installed properly, the roof will be weakened, and the shingles around the eaves and edge can get easily damaged by strong winds.
Asphalt shingles are made in batches so each shingle has the same look and dimensions as one another. When the shingles are mismatched or not properly aligned, this can cause structural problems. Since the shingles have different dimensions, holes and leaks can form, and the mismatched shingle can get blown off by strong winds.
Many roofing companies recommend getting your shingles from only one dealer to avoid this, and we agree. At Treadlite Roofing, we offer premium quality asphalt roofs from GAF, North America’s leading shingle manufacturer.
Improper nailing, whether it’s overdriven or improperly located, can compromise the performance and safety of the entire roof. Blow-offs are more likely, and leaks will be common if the roof isn’t properly nailed.
It’s important to work with an experienced roofing company like us for your next house or church roof installation to avoid these problems. With over 20 years of experience, Treadlite Roofing knows the right strategies. We can provide you with excellent workmanship in every roofing project. Call us today at (910) 758-2044 to learn more about our services. We offer roof replacement and installation services in Raeford, NC.