An influential part of a home or building exterior, the roof is one of the most expensive elements a property owner will have to repair or replace over the course of time. The last thing you want to do is void the manufacturer’s warranty that comes with your roofing system. A trusted roof replacement contractor shares a list of things that can turn your warranty into useless sheets of paper.
1. Improper Installation
First, improper installation of the roof can void your roofing warranty from the manufacturer. A manufacturer has specific rules and directions pertaining to proper installation, and if not followed, their products will fail to perform as intended. So, be sure to hire a licensed and certified contractor who’s been in the industry for many years to avoid complications down the road.
2. Pressure Washing
Many property owners assume that it’s safe to use a pressure washer to remove debris, grease, or moss buildup when cleaning the roof. However, the strong force of water can inflict damage to most roofing materials and even compromise the membrane, substrate, or structure. This can shred your warranty document into pieces. When it’s time to spring-clean the roof, call in a roof repair and cleaning professional to do the job right.
3. Poor Ventilation
Any experienced roofer will attest to the importance of good, sufficient ventilation in the attic. This is because poor ventilation can introduce all sorts of alarming problems, from ice dam formation in the winter to wood rot, mold and mildew growth, and shortened lifespan of the roof. Roof damage due to poor ventilation and maintenance neglect can also nullify your roofing warranty.
STARR Roofing & Gutters is a premier source of residential and commercial roofing solutions in the Texas Hill Country. As a proud factory-certified GAF Master Elite® contractor, our team is committed to providing the comfort and efficiency you need through industry-leading products and excellent customer service. Call us today at (512) 736-6539 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation estimate.