When it comes to your new roof, you want to make sure you do everything in your power to have it installed correctly. Whether you’re installing it yourself or calling a residential roofing company, knowing how a roof is supposed to be installed can save you thousands. When installing a new roof, the first thing you want to look for is if the wood underneath the shingles is wet.
Taking off the old shingles, check and make sure that the wood underneath is still good. If it isn’t, you’ll have to replace the wood in order to protect the inside of your home. The next thing you’ll want to look for is how to install shingles correctly. Making sure your shingles are straight is key to having proper water flow coming from your roof. If the shingles are installed incorrectly, you can have water dripping from the front of your home, leading to foundation issues and water dripping into your siding. The best way to ensure that your shingle lines are straight is to follow a guide. The last thing you want to do is make sure your roofing nails penetrate the shingles. Many homeowners have horror stories of companies not nailing the shingles all the way to the roof, resulting in shingles that fly off at any sign of heavy wind.