Roofing Installations

Reasons why DIY projects can result in a roof repair

DIY projects can be an effective and inexpensive alternative to contacting a professional contractor. Yet, it can be a lot more costly especially when the roof has been improperly installed. Listed below are some of the common reasons which can lead to scheduling a professional roof repair.

Bad installation
One of the common reasons which can lead to contacting a professional roof repair company is poor installation. This occurs when a manufacturer’s product or products have been incorrectly placed and fastened. It is due to this it is best to contact a professional contractor to perform the installation as they will know how to place the products in such a way as to ensure the longevity of the system.

Inadequate ventilation
Another common reason for DIY projects resulting into the need to schedule a repair is inadequate ventilation. This results in heat damages in the summer and the formation of ice dams in the winter. To avoid such problems a proper ventilation system should have a balanced combination of intake which lets cool air in and exhaust which removes the hot moist air from the attic.

Skimping and cutting corners on flashing
One of the serious errors which can be made when performing a DIY project is to skimp on edge metals, sealants, and leak barriers. This combined with cutting a corner when installing chimney flashing can result in water seeping into the house. A good way to avoid this is to use proper materials and to use step and counter flashing to weatherproof areas like the chimney, skylight, and walls.

DIY projects when properly done can be an inexpensive and effective replacement of professional installation. Yet, it can also lead to having to contact a professional roof repair company. To ensure the best results from the service, contact Sunridge Roofing Inc in Phoenix, AZ.