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What Can Cause Premature Roof Failure?

What Can Cause Premature Roof Failure?

If you’re in the midst of a roof replacement project, the last thing you want to worry about is going through this process again anytime soon. There are several factors, however, that can cause roofs to fail prematurely. Read on as ABM Services and Renovations, your new construction specialist, discusses further:

Poor Ventilation

Proper ventilation is key to a functional roofing system. It allows the cool breeze to enter the attic and pushes warm, moist air out. If there is insufficient air flow, heat and moisture will build up, causing damage to your roof decking, insulation, and shingles. In addition, this puts extra burden on your HVAC systems, resulting in higher energy costs.

Cutting Corners on Flashing

Some contractors believe that chimney flashing is installed for aesthetics rather than function, so they may only seal it with caulk. This can eventually break down and let water pass through. That’s why it’s important to ask your contractor what type of material they use. As one of the most experienced roofers in the area, rest assured that we don’t skimp on materials. We use high-quality equipment to make sure your new roof is weathertight.

Improper Installation

Even if your roof is of the highest quality, it will still fail over time if it’s not installed correctly. To avoid this, look for a factory-certified contractor who can do the job right the first time. They apply the latest installation techniques and adhere to industry standards to ensure your roof performs according to its specifications.

Whether you’re in need of roof repair or replacement, you can rely on the experts at ABM Services and Renovations. As a GAF Master Elite™ contractor, we have the proven expertise to deliver a smooth and worry-free service. Call us at (770) 282-3700 to learn more about our offerings. You may also complete our form to get a free estimate. We serve Sandy Springs, Fayetteville, and McDonough, GA.