Your roofing system is perhaps the most important part of your home’s protection from the elements, primarily because it is the most exposed. Installing a new roof is not exactly easy, so it’s only natural for a homeowner to call a professional immediately for roofing repair. But beware of going the DIY route on this one; you just might make a mistake and end up damaging it further and voiding your warranty.
As one of the most trusted roofers in the areas we serve, All States Home Improvement knows all too well that DIYers and homeowners hoping to save some money may end up inadvertently void their warranty. Here are some things you should never do:
Installing Heavy Objects on the Roof
This includes antennas or cable satellite dishes. These items may require drilling directly into the roof, and they add unnecessary weight as well as added pressure during windy, snowy or rainy days. While your contractor may not void the entire warranty, they may no longer cover leaks.
Installing a New Roof Over an Old One
A double layer of roofs may be damaged by slower heat dissipation. It may cause the roof to become uneven or for wear to happen unevenly. You also have to take into account the added weight. Your roofing company may consider your warranty totally or partially void because of this.
Shingle Damage Due to Bad Ventilation
Roofs that lack ventilation or have uneven ventilation are unable to disperse the heat evenly. They also cool down very slowly. This can cause damage to shingles and other parts of the roof. Poorly installed vents and spray foam insulation on the roof sheathing are the usual suspects.
Poor Roof Installation
This is exactly why you need professional roofing contractors like All States Home Improvement to install a new roof over your house. We have the manpower, experience, knowledge and the tools to do the job right the first time. It’s also why we cover our work with a warranty. If you decide to install or fix your roof yourself, you might end up damaging it or doing something that goes against manufacturer instructions, voiding your warranty and shortening your roofing’s life.
Wrong Cleaning Practices
It’s tempting to use a pressure washer on just about everything as it can make short work of many problem areas like dirt and moss. But if you use it on your roof to remove moss and debris, your shingles can be damaged. If you find separated shingles or granules on your gutters and downspouts, that’s a sign you’ve damaged your roof with the pressure washer, and consequently voided your warranty.
Count on professionals like All States Home Improvement to take care of your roofing problems swiftly and efficiently, at no risk to your roof’s warranty. Call us at (316) 444-1220 to get started. We serve homeowners in and around Wichita, KS.