WHAT MOST ROOFERS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW
What Most Roofers Don’t Want You To Know, or, How To Ensure You Won’t Be Buying Another Roof 8-12 Years From Now Instead Of Getting The 30 Years Most Roofers Promise
If you have a roof that is in need of repair or replacing –curling shingles, leaking, stains on the ceilings, ugly stains on the roof, granules coming off—then I would like to share with you information that will make sure you get a roof that will actually last 30-50 years.
My name is Roy Bauer and I am the owner of Bauer Roofing. We do something that is unique to this industry: We eliminate the problems most homeowners face when repairing or replacing their roof.
Because the vast majority of roofing contractors in the Midlands area feel like they have to cut the price in order to get the job, they offer customers inferior products and sub-standard specifications that will shorten the lifespan of the roof. Unfortunately, by skimping on quality and specifications, their roofs will only last 8-12 years, instead of the 30 they promised.
There are 3 MAJOR QUALITY SHORTCUTS taken by most roofers….even honest ones.
- Not Nailing The Shingles Properly: Improper nailing is the main reason shingles blow off the house, and the homeowner has no idea because it can’t be seen from the ground.Improper Flashing Around Chimneys, Walls and Dormers: Most homeowners have experienced a leak around their chimney or dormer 3-5 years after the new roof was installed.
- Improper Ventilation: Without proper ventilation a house will generate too much heat and moisture, which will cause the wood to buckle and mold to form. Without fail, a roofer will recommend installing a ridge vent –which is seen as a cure all– never checking to see if that is the best option for your house. Make sure an attic assessment is done.
- Improper Deck Preparation: It is vital that the wood the shingles sit on is in good condition. In fact, if the decking (plywood or boards) is not in good condition then the manufacturer will not warranty the shingles if they fail. Make sure the roofer checks, or you are the one that will lose out.
Whose fault is it when your roof only lasts 8-12 years? It’s the roofing contractor’s fault. No one is born with a construction manual in their head, so how can a homeowner be expected to know what the specifications are? At Bauer Roofing we make sure that all of the specifications are followed to the letter and we provide a checklist and warranty that proves it.
If you’d like more information on choosing the right contractor, read this article titled Things To Look For When Buying A New Roof.