Roof replacement mistakes appear all the time, whether it’s your goal to strip off the old roof entirely or install the new one on top. When you hire a roofer, it’s not really your responsibility to check for damage and mistakes during the process of re-roofing, but it’s still good to have some idea of what’s going on, so you can call your roofers out on it if you spot a mistake. Also, for DIY roofers, it’s very important to make frequent checks and ensure that no mistakes have been made especially right before starting to install the new roof.
Experienced Fort Worth roofing contractors confirm that one of the biggest mistakes is the installation of a new roof on top of several layers of old roofing materials. Although some roofers might consider that to be a less problematic issue, there is a greater chance for damage to ensue and the roof’s lifespan to be reduced, if it’s installed as the third or even fourth layer.
Another mistake is not checking for structural damage extensively enough. A lot of the time, rotten or damaged decking elements lead to the old roof’s demise. When you install the new roof on top of that without checking and fixing the deck, you’ll basically lead your new roof towards the same fate as that of the old one.