The roofing industry has many reputable and dependable professionals. However, there are still a few who will try to cut corners to gain more for substandard work. Watch out for these unscrupulous roofers, and make sure you’re hiring a reliable, professional roofing contractor.
To help you steer clear of bad roofing contractors, here are some signs to look out for.
Uses an Inadequate Amount of Nails
Check the manufacturer’s instructions to determine the recommended number of nails to be used in the installation. Clarify this with your roofer and make sure they will be using the required amount of nails. If there aren’t enough nails to hold your roof, wind can get under the shingles and allow water to permeate.
Uses Second-Grade Shingles
To ensure excellent roofing services, see that your roofer abides by the manufacturer’s instructions and uses high-quality materials. If they claim to offer significantly cheaper roofing products, you might want to check where they source those materials. Defective shingles are sometimes still sold on the market. However, using these substandard products can lead to leaks, roof deterioration or other issues.
Uses a Ridge Cap That Doesn’t Match Your Shingles
The ridge cap should match the roof shingles. Otherwise, you run the risk of voiding the warranty on your shingles.
One way you can avoid these unscrupulous roofers is by checking their qualifications and certifications. Look for GAF Master Elite Contractors because these companies are trained and vetted by GAF itself. By hiring a roofing business that’s certified by the manufacturer, you can be sure of working with a qualified professional who won’t compromise on quality.
Empire Roofing & More is a GAF Master Elite Contractor, so you can have peace of mind that your project will be in good hands. Our areas of expertise also cover gutters, soffit and fascia, and siding. Call us at (412) 414-1570 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Pittsburgh and Township, PA.