The Most Common Roofing Mistakes

Roofing can be a difficult task to do on your own. This is why you should consider contacting your local roofing contractor. However, if you do decide to attempt to install a roof on your own, there are a few common mistakes to avoid.

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In this video, you will learn about these mistakes.

One of the biggest mistakes that you could make is using asphalt shingles on a roof with a lower slope. This is troublesome because water runs down the roof at a slower rate. This gives it more time to run down the shingles and penetrate deep into the roof. This can harm the shingles and the roof over time. It is much better to get special shingles specifically for lower-sloped roofs. Further, you may want to consider metal sheet roofing instead if you have a flat roof. This is a good option because it consists of one contiguous sheet of metal. There are no cracks for water to get inside.

Another common mistake is having shingles hang too far off the roof. This can cause issues over time. Instead, have the shingles hang off the roof by about half an inch unless otherwise specified.


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