When investing in a new shingle roofing system, you should consider not only its longevity and durability, but also its aesthetics. After all, your roof is one of your home’s largest and most visible design elements. To ensure it creates a good impression from the curb, make sure your shingle roof color matches well with your home exterior and trim.… Continue Reading
Between ice dams, heavy snow and iced up gutters, winter can put a lot of strain on any roofing system. Which is why it’s the season when homeowners call for roof repair services the most. While there’s little anyone can do about changing the weather, there are ways to design a roof that resists some of the most common problems winter brings.… Continue Reading
One of the most important aspects of roof replacement projects is roofing load calculations. Roofing load is just the technical term for the weight that a roof structure is expected to support. Roofing loads can vary from one type of roof to another, and your construction will depend greatly on the loads it is able to carry.… Continue Reading
Being exposed to all the elements, it is inevitable that your roof will sustain some amount of damage over the course of its lifetime. A roofing warranty can be a homeowner’s best friend, but, sometimes, we tend to forget or overlook its importance and may even do certain things that can cause our warranty to be voided.
- Using non-system components: Some owners will mix and match roofing components not understanding that your roof is actually an entire system with specifically engineered parts that work together as a whole to protect your home. Roofing components work best when they come from a single manufacturer, and ignoring this may void your warranty and even compromise your roof’s overall integrity.
- Adding fixtures: Adding fixtures to your roof like antennas, solar panels and skylights can void your warranty as this will include drilling, removing shingles and even cutting away significant portions of your roof. Major roofing work can void your warranty so it is important that you talk to your roofing contractor first before undertaking any roof-related project.
- Improper maintenance: Sometimes, maintaining your roof yourself can be even worse than not maintaining your roof at all. Many homeowners use pressure washers to remove molds and algae from their roofs. This is a big no-no as pressure washers can strip away the protective layers of your shingles and void your warranty.
- Improper installation: Some roofing systems can be quite complex, and it is not uncommon for inexperienced roofers to commit errors during installation. A less qualified roofer may cut corners or disregard the manufacturer’s specifications completely effectively voiding your warranty. To avoid this be sure to hire a trusted roof replacement contractor that will take special care to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
If you need roof work done, bring in experts like Neumann Construction Inc. to avoid voiding your warranty! Give us a call at (218) 270-0009, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment today. We serve areas in and around Pequot Lakes, MN.