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Quality roofing is the cornerstone of a healthy home. Mistakes in roof replacement or repair can result in leaks, electrical shortages, and the general decay of your home’s structural integrity. Because small mistakes can lead to big consequences, it’s important to know the do’s and don’ts before you begin any roof replacement.

1. Materials

Do

Get materials from one supplier. Even if different shingles look the same, weather can affect them differently resulting in mismatched colors. Use barbed shank nails that are long enough and have a large enough head for your roof.

Don’t

Don’t skip starter shingles or strips. This may allow water to seep in around eves. Though often allowed by city building codes, don’t use old flashing. This can also allow leaks.

2. Choosing Roofers

Do

Check websites for reviews. In 2019, there were over 28,000 lost time claims in Canada’s construction industry, most of which were injury-related. By fully-insuring and bonding all workers, a professional roofing company prevents you from unnecessary risks and costs.

Don’t

To avoid possible damage, never rely on contractors that focus on shortcuts. A reliable roofing company knows what cost-saving measures are appropriate for your home.

3. Preparation

Do

Fully inspect your roof. A licensed roofing contractor can tell you if you need a full replacement or repair. By checking roofing materials for durability and heat transference, they can make sure new materials improve your roof’s quality. 

Don’t

Never be afraid to ask questions. With how long roofs last (up to 30 years depending on the material), you want to make sure it’s what you want while complying with HOA and local codes. Re-doing a roof or buying different materials can waste time and money.

4. The Construction Site

Do

Clear your yard of obstacles and vehicles. During construction or accidents, your possessions could be damaged. Prune trees that could get in the way.

Don’t

Whenever roofers are working or have materials nearby, never allow children, pets or spectators around. They pose an unnecessary risk to themselves and workers.

5. After Your Roof Replacement

Do

Go over your roof replacement with your contractor. Ask about weather resistance, sheathing and any warranties.

Don’t

While professional contractors keep their spaces tidy and safe, do not assume your property is free of nails and other hazardous materials. Check your driveway, lawn and walking paths for debris.

Roofing Experts in Kelowna

To guide you through this important and potentially hazardous process, trust Pitch Masters with your questions and roof replacement. We serve central Okanagan with:

As responsible, accountable members of the community, we bring the expertise of over 2,000 completed roofing projects to every construction site. Pitch Masters’ team of professional roofers in Kelowna promise transparent pricing and high-quality services. Contact us through our website or by phone at (250) 469-1022 for all of your roofing needs.

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