When you have a new roof installed the last thing you would suspect is for it to fail. However, there is a possibility your new roof could fail. Today the team at James Russell Roofing would like to explain to you the reason why some new roofs fail.

Poor Installation:

In order for your new roof to hold up for any period of time it must be properly installed. A roofer can use the best materials and the best products, but if they do not follow the proper steps for installing, the roof will not withstand the weather. This is where choosing a reliable roofing contractor becomes very important. As a homeowner, you should be on the lookout for a roofer who holds certifications from major roofing manufacturers. James Russell Roofing is a Preferred Roofing Contractor with Owens Corning. James Russell Roofing is also Atlas Roofing Corporation certified. Our team, is a winner of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. A+ rated on the Better Business Bureau. We are GAF Certified and a member of our local Chamber of Commerce. These are a few of the credentials that we have recently received. When you choose a roofer with the right credentials it helps ensure you’re working with trusted professionals.

Inadequate Ventilation:

If you have inadequate ventilation, it is likely that your new roof will fail. Proper ventilation plays a key role in keeping your roof in good condition. Some roofing systems include a ventilation system and incorporate that with installing the new roof. Proper ventilation allows it to push hot air and keep moisture out. With the proper ventilation, your attic will stay cooler in the summer. This helps also with minimizing expansion and contraction caused by temperature changes.

Using Low-Quality Materials:

Sometimes homeowners want to choose the roofing company with the lowest bid. A low-cost product might be appealing, but know that the lowest bidder usually cuts costs in almost every area: flashing, leak barriers, sealants even the roofing material itself. James Russell Roofing uses one of the most reliable shingle companies, Owen’s Corning. We do not believe in being cheap with our roofing materials because we believe our clients deserve the highest quality roof. Owens Corning high quality roofing systems reduce the likelihood of roof failure.

Improper Flashing:

Proper flashing installation is essential for a new roof to withstand heavy wind, rain, and high temperatures. Flashing protects areas where protrusions such as chimneys, exhaust pipes and dormers meet the roof. These areas are known to be more susceptible to leak. This is why you should never cheap out on flashing. Using caulk or other forms of sealant is not recommended. These materials are known to degrade quickly over time. James Russell Roofing cannot express the importance of flashing enough. This is why we use metal step flashing and counter-flashing to minimize the chances of leaks developing. Improper flashing can lead to your new roof failing. Choose a reliable roofing company like James Russell Roofing for your new roof installation and you will not have to worry about the quality of your roof.

Ultimately, you can avoid premature roofing failure by choosing a roofer that uses quality materials and stands behind their workmanship, like James Russell Roofing. Call us today at 901-245-1231 to schedule your free roofing estimate. James Russell Roofing is here to serve the Memphis, Tennessee and surrounding areas with all of their roofing needs. Also you can contact roofing contractor Bartlett if you are located in this area.

Author's Bio: 

John Pollock is an avid blogger with 5 years of experience in Home & Improvement area. As you can see my blogs are on Selfgrowth.