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How to Spot a Poorly Installed Roofing System

Shingle style roof

Roof installation is a large and complex project. It can get costly, too, which is why you’ll want the work done correctly the first time. And if it’s not, you’ll be able to notice immediately. A premier roof repair and replacement company in the area, Villwell Builders, LLC, shares what a badly installed roof looks like.

Misaligned and Wavy Shingles

When a roof is installed properly, the asphalt shingles will usually lie flat on its surface, with each piece of material smoothly fitting with the next like a completed jigsaw puzzle. But when the work is poorly done, the shingles will appear wavy and misaligned. This creates gaps between the material, making it easier for rainwater to infiltrate the roof system. This won’t be a problem if you choose Villwell Builders, LLC for the job. Our roof workmanship is backed by over 15 years of experience. A new roof that’s properly, neatly and beautifully installed — that’s what we aim for and accomplish.

Prone to Wind Damage

If your asphalt roofing shingles are easily loosened and blown off by high winds, the quality of the roof installation is put into question. It’s likely that the contractor has skimped on the nails, or hasn’t actually nailed the shingles the right way. If the material doesn’t adhere firmly to the roof, it becomes more susceptible to blow-offs. As a GAF-certified roofing contractor, Villwell Builders, LLC, ensures that every installation complies with the manufacturer’s stringent quality specifications. This means no shortcuts that can significantly affect the performance and longevity of your new roof system.

Moisture Damage to the Roof Structure

Proper roof installation takes into account every component of the roofing system, not just the asphalt shingles. If the decking and trusses, which make up the roof structure, show the beginnings of mold and rot, it’s possible that the contractor failed with the attic ventilation. This is not a detail that Villwell Builders, LLC overlooks. We make sure that every roof we install has sufficient attic ventilation to prevent heat buildup in the attic and moisture damage to the roof structure.

Schedule a Comprehensive Roof Evaluation

Whether you need professional roof installation or emergency roof repair, Villwell Builders, LLC ensures that the work will be done in a timely and efficient manner, with zero room for mistakes. Our communication lines are always open. Call us today at (475) 271-1242, or fill out this contact form to request a quote. We are proud to serve homeowners in and around Waterbury, CT.

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