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Roof Replacement Mistakes You Should Avoid




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31 October 2017

This fall is the best time to replace your roofing. The weather is just right, and the start of fall is a relatively slow season for roofers. Before you start your project, though, you should know how to avoid common mistakes for a timely and speedy replacement project.

Roof Replacement Mistakes

AIC Roofing and Construction, Inc. expounds on four.

Mistake #1: Covering Old Shingles

Cutting corners on your roofing often does more damage than good, and covering your old shingles with new ones is the most common mistake. This doesn’t address the problem with your roof and might lead to premature deterioration of your new roofing system. What you should do instead is completely replace the old shingles with new ones.

Mistake #2: Forgetting About Flashings

Flashings are the thin strips of material that cover your roofing’s most vulnerable parts – such as the roof valleys – from water intrusion. Because they bear the brunt of water damage, they get worn out rather quickly. Forgetting to replace the flashings along with the rest of your roof can lead to structural problems due to leaks and poor attic ventilation. We recommend replacing your old flashings with metal ones as they are resilient to water exposure.

Mistake #3: Forgetting About Attic Ventilation

Attic ventilation isn’t just responsible for regulating the comfort and temperature levels in your home. It’s also how your roof “breathes,” which keeps it in good condition throughout the year. If you forget about attic ventilation for your roof replacement project, you run the risk of drying out the roof as the season gets colder. Additionally, poor attic ventilation means you’ll end up spending more money to heat your home.

At AIC Roofing and Construction Inc., you can count on us to provide you with comprehensive and professional roofing replacement services. Give us a call at (859) 286-6008 for more information on what we offer. We serve residents throughout Frankfort, Georgetown, and Nicholasville, KY.

 

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