How to Protect Yourself When Investing in a Metal Roof

When it comes to roof replacement, most consumers focus on what is tangible. That is the materials the roof will be constructed of. This is very important because after all the materials will be enduring the punishment that our Seattle weather dishes out on a daily basis. But what most consumers do not take into account is that if the roof is not designed or installed properly it doesn’t matter if the finest roofing materials were used – The roof will leak.

And when the roof leaks it causes damage. When you couple roof leaks with improper ventilation design, LOOK OUT!

The photos below illustrate a project we recently completed for a homeowner who not only had to buy a new roof prematurely, they also had to spend THOUSANDS extra to repair the rotten framing, substrate, insulation and sheetrock that were ruined.

None of these issues were the fault of the material. The issues were:

  • Improper design. (The roof was too low of a slope for the shingles)
  • Improper Underlayment. (There was none)
  • Improper Ventilation
  • Improper Flashing and Fastening

All of these issues are the responsibility of the contractor. That is why at Guardian Roofing our specialists receive hours and hours of training year round. This is not only in the latest methods of installation, but also for examining, diagnosing, and designing the correct roof system for your home.

If you have a leak, moss, roof debris, or a worn out roof contact Guardian Roofing for a thorough evaluation. You can call us at 877-926-9966 or schedule online.

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