Avoiding Mistakes – Residential Roofing Atlanta
When it comes to residential roofing Atlanta could use a helping hand. Whether it’s time for a brand spanking new roof or purely time for some maintenance on your existing roof, we’ve got some advice to share with you. As your trusted roofing experts, we’d like to share our knowledge! Before making any potentially costly or unnecessary decisions, read over our list below of some of the most common rookie mistakes.
Doing It Yourself
While the DIY route is great for interior projects and design, we can’t stress enough how important it is to avoid trusting an amateur to work on your structure. Poorly constructed (or undereducated) workmanship can severely damage the internal structure of your home. When it’s fixed or installed with starter shingles, it can be easily pulled apart by the severe weather, particularly by the rain. Shoddy shingling jobs with inadequate materials that don’t match the slope, done by do-it-yourselfers, often leads to costly repairs. Avoid this mistake and trust your professional residential roofing Atlanta team with your home roofing installation and maintenance.
There is a whole lot of planning that goes into having the best roof. When repairing or replacing your roofing structure, it’s important to pay attention to the slope of the roof. As many roof structures in Atlanta are built on steep grades, having materials that match will do their job keeping the inside of the home dry from any water. Additionally, it’s important to keep in mind that the Georgia winters can get extremely frigid – not planning for ice is a huge mistake that will affect your roof come wintertime. Planning for the climate of Atlanta would mean creating an underlayer (that if properly planned and fitted) would protect your home from melting and freezing water that form at the roofline, forcing itself under unprotected shingles.
As a topper to your house, one function of your roof is to keep the hot air or cold air circulating inside the home while it does its best to eliminate it from escaping. That being said, every roof must be adequately letting a controlled amount of air vent from the attic so that air can escape from the ceilings without building up too much moisture over time. Speaking of moving air, the wind can really mess with a low integrity roof, too. Overhung shingles (we constantly see these) tiles or shingles should be laid about an inch and a half (or about three quarters of an inch for roofs with a drip edge flash) over the edge. Any more than that, and shingles can easily blow off with the right gust of wind, leaving too much air into the home along with water seeping into the fascia boards above your home.
Sound like too many problems for you to handle? Don’t worry – leave your residential roofing Atlanta woes in our hands, it’s our mission at The Cool Roofing Company to make sure everything is done properly for you!