Roof replacement usually takes a significant amount of time and money–which is why it’s understandable that some homeowners would look for ways to save on the project. The bad news is that some shady roofers know this as well. They may approach you with a lower bid, which seems like a good idea until you end up with subpar materials and sloppy workmanship.
Right Angle Roofing & Siding, the trusted roofing and siding contractor in the area, shares some of the ways bad roofers cut corners:
- Using second-grade roof shingles. Bad roofers can offer such low prices because they secretly cut corners in some aspects of the project. For example, they may use second-grade roof shingles, which are cheaper because they have factory defects. Faulty shingles deteriorate quickly, allowing for leaks that can leave your home more vulnerable to water damage.
- Not using enough roofing nails. This seems a bit trivial, but when the shingles are attached to the roof without the right number of nails, they can become loose during a storm. High winds can get under the shingles, allowing water to get into and through the roofing system. Shingle blow-offs also become more likely, leaving some areas of your roof “bald”. To avoid the stress and costs involved in extensive repairs or premature replacement, make sure to work with a roofing contractor, like Right Angle Roofing & Siding, who will never cut corners.
- Failing to install the flashing correctly. Also known as water and ice shields, the roof flashing protects the more leak-prone areas of your roof. These include the spot around the valleys, chimneys, dormers, skylights and vent pipes. Bad roofers will save money by doing the bare minimum. Without proper flashing, the system becomes more susceptible to leaks.
You’ll never have to worry about these when you turn to Right Angle Roofing & Siding, the area’s premier roof repair and replacement expert. Working with a GAF® Master Elite® roofing company like ourselves is a vote of confidence, ensuring that we are both qualified and reliable and will never compromise on quality. This means no shortcuts and no callbacks, only top-tier materials and exceptional workmanship so you can get the most of your investment.
Expect only the best results when you turn to Right Angle Roofing & Siding for your roof replacement. We proudly serve the areas in and around Deer Park, East Hampton and Patchogue, NY. Call us today at (631) 849-8988 or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.