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Mar
10
Roof Installation Mistakes Homeowners Need to Know About

Proper installation is crucial to ensure that your roof replacement will protect your home from bad weather, improve its appearance, and increase its energy efficiency. That’s why you need to work with the right roofing company.

Eldridge Roofing and Restoration can install your new roof on schedule without making any mistakes. Here are some common roofing blunders you will avoid when working with us:

Improper Nail Use: An inexperienced roofer can damage and tear a shingle’s mat by driving a nail at the wrong angle. Moisture can then enter your shingle, eventually causing a costly roof leak. Eldridge Roofing and Restoration won’t make that mistake because our installation crew is well trained and highly experienced in installing many different roofing types.
Installing Shingles Incorrectly and Using Mismatched Shingles: Shoddy roofers will purchase different batches of the same color shingles from different places because they want to cut costs. This cost-saving measure will result in a sloppy, second-rate roof, which will drag down your home’s curb appeal. Sometimes, these inexperienced roofers also install new shingles over old shingles. This is harmful because it puts too much stress on your home’s framing and can lead to damage.
Installing Flashing Incorrectly: Your flashing protects your roof’s most vulnerable areas from moisture by blocking water from entering. Improper installation of flashing will lead to water damage susceptibility. There must be no gap for water to get through, so the flashing needs to be of sufficient length. Our expert installers have received extensive training on how to install flashing and know how to avoid these errors.
No Leak Barrier or Drip Edge: The leak barrier improves your roof’s water defense and protects the areas of your roof with perforations from fasteners or nails. The drip edge prevents rain from entering under the edge of your roof and causing the fascia to rot. If an inexperienced roofer neglects to install these accessories, you might end up paying for costly water damage.


As the leading residential roofing specialist in our local area, you can count on us for a perfect installation. Eldridge Roofing and Restoration has over a decade of experience installing all kinds of roofs on many different styles of homes. As a GAF Master Elite™ contractor, we are part of the top 3% of all roofing companies in the country, so you know you can rely on us. We serve many Texas communities including Houston, Conroe, and Katy. Call us at (281) 816-6006 to learn more about the common roofing mistakes you need to avoid. You can also ask for a free quote.


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