When you’re working with reputable, professional roofing contractors, it’s highly unlikely that they would make huge mistakes in installing your roof. This is why it’s important to hire a specialist in whatever material you decide to use, whether that’s tile, asphalt shingles, or anything in between.
What you should avoid is trying to do this yourself in an attempt to save money. Installing a new roof isn’t a DIY project. Chances are you might miss some things that could lead to a damaged system and a void warranty. You’ll end up hiring a pro to fix what you’ve botched and that would lead to more costs.
That being said, it’s also a good idea to understand what your roofers are doing. These are the mistakes your contractors will avoid at all costs:
Local building codes are in place to prevent sloppy jobs that could lead to safety and environmental issues. Your contractor should already know the local codes, especially if you hire someone local, which is always the best idea. But you can also visit the government agency to understand the code. Violating code can lead to problems like penalties or even the removal of your newly installed roofing system.
Ignoring Manufacturer Instructions and Warnings
Tile roofs are different from asphalt shingles. Every roofing type involves different installation methods, materials and tools. Without a thorough understanding of the manufacturer’s instructions, a roofer can make huge mistakes that can lead to system failure and voided warranties.
Not Considering the Weather
There’s a reason professional home exterior renovation companies always schedule carefully. Not only are they trying to properly manage their workload, but they are also taking the weather into consideration. To install a tile roof, your contractor needs at least two days of warm, dry weather. It’s not just the work itself; you also need good weather to allow the adhesives to dry.
Not Understanding the Material
This involves the installation patterns of the tiles, the application of tile mortar and adhesives and others. The patterns and considerations for installing other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles are different from those used in installing a tile roof.
To ensure the successful completion of your new tile roofing system, it’s important to work only with a reputable contractor. Allstar Construction is one such contractor. We offer roof installation as well as other services, including storm damage repair. Get in touch with us immediately. Call us at (763) 479-8700 or (763) 479-8501. You can also use this form for a free consultation. Let’s have a conversation today.