We all want the best for our home, but sometimes we unintentionally make mistakes that may compromise the quality and integrity of crucial components. The roof, for example, is our home’s first line of defense against the outside elements, and needs quality care. At Elevated Roofing & Siding, we have seen firsthand what happens when that quality is compromised. Let’s go over three common roofing mistakes made by homeowners, so that you can avoid making similar mistakes.
1. Putting Off Inspections & Maintenance
You should be checking your roof each year, noting any areas of concern. Or, you could schedule a professional roof inspection if you would rather leave that to the experts. If you or your inspector identify any signs of damage to your roof, don’t put off the necessary repairs. Delaying smaller repairs now could leave you with larger, costly repairs in the future.
2. Relying on DIY Roof Repairs
Never in our history has information been more readily available to assist homeowners in completing maintenance, repairs, and other home projects. In fact, you can see a detailed tutorial or a step by step guide for just about anything with the click of a button. While a minor repair like replacing a shingle might be manageable, you don’t want to risk damaging your roof without the proper tools and expertise required for more significant repairs.
3. Prioritizing Price Over Quality
We’ve all heard the old adage that you get what you pay for, and it rings especially true for home remodeling projects. You can try to save money by choosing the cheapest roofing materials available or the contractor with the lowest bid, but it may end up costing you more in the long run. When you don’t prioritize quality, you could end up with a subpar roof that requires frequent repairs or an earlier replacement.
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Elevated Roofing & Siding specializes in both residential and commercial construction applications. Contact us at (937) 248-1362 if you would like a free estimate for any of our services. We offer roofing, siding, and gutter installation, full service masonry and concrete work, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and much more. Elevated serves homeowners and business owners in the Dayton area and surrounding communities including Troy, Tipp City, Vandalia, Englewood, Centerville, Beavercreek, Springboro, and beyond.