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How to Prevent a Roof Replacement!

The most effective way of preventing roof replacement is having highly-experienced roofing contractors install top-quality roofing materials for your home. It is essential that the roofing contractor you work with takes measures to protect your roof against leaks to maximise your warranty.
Here are several steps that experienced roofing contractors take to prevent roofing leaks and avoid roof replacement Adelaide.


Setting up waterproof barriers

Make sure your contractor sets up impermeable barriers at areas on your roof that are susceptible to leaks. These areas include skylights, dormers, chimneys, vents, and eaves. These barriers prevent water from seeping through your roof and causing mildew, mould, and various forms of water damage.


Setting up pre-manufactured flashing

In addition to waterproof barriers, installing pre-manufactured flashing long skylights, dormers, chimneys and other roof opening helps to prevent roofing leaks. The purpose of roof flashing is to redirect the flow of water away from areas on your roof that are prone to leaking.

Setting up roof deck protection

Ensure your shingles remain flat by setting up roof deck protection, also known as an underlayment. Failure to do so will result in water finding its way beneath the curling shingles. Furthermore, roof deck protection also protects your shingles from wind-driven rain that is known to cause damage.


Ventilating the attic

It's essential to ensure that the temperature and humidity in your attic don't get out of control. A substantial amount of warm air escapes from all the rooms below the attic. If this rising humidity gets trapped in your attic, it may lead to roofing problems such as mould and mildew.

Moreover, excessive heat and humidity levels in a poorly ventilated attic may result in shingle roof leaks that require roof replacement Adelaide.


Setting up hip and ridge cap shingles

Installing hip and ridge shingle helps to protect your roof from damage by wind. In addition to that, these shingles also improve your home’s curb appeal.


Inspecting the skylights

If you have skylights, check them regularly to make sure there are no leaks along the window edges. Skylights are notorious for letting in water because of the nature of their design. Experienced roofing contractors recommend replacing your skylights whenever you install new roofing. Also, note that modern skylights have better energy ratings.


Avoiding conflicting warranties

The best way to avoid conflicting warranties is by buying all your roofing products from the same roofing products store. In case a repair needs to be done, the last thing you want is to have two conflicting warranties. You can save a lot of time by avoiding a situation where two roofing product companies are insisting that the company's warranty should cover the repairs.


In the end, taking measures to prevent roofing leaks is more cost effective than repairing leaks. Buy your roofing products from an established roofing supply store and have experienced and reputable roofing contractors install your roof. Doing so, will ensure that you get the best results and dramatically reduces the likelihood that you’ll need repairs soon.



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