Signs of a Bad Roofing Job

A roofing job can be a huge investment. Whether it’s a patch on a hole, shingle replacement, or getting a whole new roof, it’s important to know what signs to look for if the roofer did not do the job right. This article will cover some of the common signs that you should be able to spot. 

Simple Visual Check

One of the easiest ways to spot a poor roofing job is to do a simple visual check. We will talk more in-depth about some of these problems throughout the blog but here are some things you can look for right away:

  • Are there any gaps between the roof and the walls? This could be an indicator that the roof wasn’t properly sealed.
  • Is the roof sagging in any areas? This could be due to shoddy installation or insufficient roof decking.
  • Is water pooling around areas where it should drain off easily? If so, this may be due to faulty installation and poor grading techniques. The roofer might have used inferior materials as well which couldn’t stand up against normal wear and tear or bad weather conditions like rainstorms or hurricanes.

You should call your roofer back immediately to let them know about these issues before more damage occurs

Missing or Damaged Shingles

Missing or damaged shingles is another sign that you might have a bad roofing job. If the roofer only replaced some of the old shingles, it could lead to water infiltration and roof damage. If there are missing shingles, it could also lead to a roof leak.

Sagging Roof Decking

Another common problem is sagging roof decking. This is when the plywood sheathing on which the roof tiles sit starts to sag under its own weight. The most common cause for this is if the roofer didn’t install enough roofing nails. This will cause the roof decking to start to sag over time and eventually lead to roof damage.

Warped, Bubbling, or Curled Up Materials

If roofing materials are warped or curl up, it’s an obvious sign of poor installation. This is especially true for roof tiles, which should all be flat and not have any spaces between them. It can also indicate the use of low-quality roofing materials that aren’t able to withstand weather conditions like rainstorms or hurricanes.

The last thing you want after making a huge investment in your roof is having to do another roof replacement within just a few years because the first one was improperly installed by an unqualified roofer who didn’t know what they were doing.

Shady Roofing Companies

One of the best ways to ensure that you get a roofing job done properly is to choose a roofer with good references and experience. A shady roofing contractor might cut corners or use cheap materials in order to increase their profit margins, so it’s important to do your research before hiring any contractor for this type of project.

There are roofing contractors in your area that have been highly recommended by previous customers. You just need to do some research and ask around before choosing one of them for the job.

Sloppy Nail Patterns

If roofing nail patterns are sloppily done or there aren’t enough nails, to begin with, it’s a clear sign that the roofer was rushing and didn’t do their best work. This could also indicate inferior roof decking materials as well as shoddy installation techniques if they’re not able to hold up against normal wear and tear even after being nailed down. Your roofer should be able to explain roofing nail patterns in detail so that you understand what they are doing and why.

No Ice and Water Shield Installation

Roof ice and water shield is a roofing underlayment that prevents roof leaks. It’s an important part of the roof installation process in most parts of North America because it forms a protective layer on top of your roof sheathing which acts as a barrier between any cracks or openings in your roof tiles and rainwater.

An experienced roofer will know how to install this properly along with the rest of their work so you don’t have to worry about leaking roofs anymore. If they don’t, then it might be time for you to find someone else who does!

As you have seen above, a lot of issues can pop up with bad roofing installation. Weather, bugs, and increased energy costs will be the first signs of poor roofing but other problems like mold can spread to other parts of your home, causing health concerns.

You need your roof to be taken care of by experts who are well known in the industry with an impressive track record.

That’s why you need the professionals at T.Simpson Roofing company to handle your next roofing job.

We have been roofing homes for over 25 years and always use the highest quality materials to ensure that your roof is installed properly. We work until you are satisfied with the job and ensure no corners are cut throughout the entire project, no matter how big or small the roofing project is.

All roofing installations come with a 20-year warranty and our roofers are always courteous, friendly, and professional.

If you want to learn more about roof installation services for your home or to get your free roofing estimate, contact us today and see the T Simpson difference for yourself.

T. Simpson

Originally founded by a 16-year-old Tony Simpson as a way of acquiring funds to help pay his way through university, T. Simpson Roofing, propelled by Tony’s strong work ethic and commitment to delivering quality work and unbeatable customer service, quickly grew into a thriving business.

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