In communities like Mt. Lebanon PA, Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc is the roofing company with decades of experience and a dedication to their local homeowners in the greater Pittsburgh PA area. Recently a local homeowner saw our crew working on the neighbor’s house across the street and were particularly happy with how clean they left the property. They were so impressed that they called us to get their own roof updated!
Their existing roof had gotten older and was showing wear. Although most roofing materials are durable, roofs often suffer similar problems as they age. Older roofing materials like asphalt shingles break down over time, getting lifted by wind, damaged by hail, and losing granules over time. If there is one leak, there will soon be others, and decking or supports will get damaged by water. Roof repairs from a reputable local roofing company will help, but eventually a roof replacement will become necessary.
Our experienced roofing contractors got to work on this Mt Lebanon PA roof, first removing the old roof, then we installed a new roof with GAF certified asphalt shingles. After the roof replacement, we made sure to clean the property thoroughly, just like we had with their neighbor.
The roofing customer was so happy, they said that they “had an outstanding experience with Evans Roofing.” They thought our roof expert was “knowledgeable, responsive, polite, professional, and witty,” and our work was done “when promised, quickly, and carefully.”
If you want to upgrade your Mt. Lebanon PA area home with a new roof, contact us right away.
Roofing projects are inherently complicated, but you can expect experienced, qualified sloped and flat roofing contractors to avoid common pitfalls that an amateur or DIY enthusiast might make. Here is a rundown of the biggest mistakes that any roofer worth their salt will make sure to avoid.
Ignoring Local Building Codes
Perhaps one of the most common mistakes of uncertified or inexperienced roofing contractors is overlooking the fine print of local building codes. For example, some local building codes state that tile roofs must have two layers of underlayment instead of one. Failure to adhere to this rule could cause serious problems for the client’s property in the long run.
Not Adhering to Manufacturer Specifications
In order to function perfectly, roofing products have to be installed according to manufacturer’s specifications. Unfortunately, some roofers cut corners to save time or money, ignoring certain specifications. A reliable roofer will never cut corners; they’ll install your roof exactly by the book because that’s the only way to ensure it will perform as expected. Once the installation is done they’ll conduct a thorough roof inspection to make sure everything was done properly.
Spacing the Trusses Too Far Apart
The roof’s trusses bear the load of the roofing material and underlayment so they have to be spaced correctly. Mistakes with calculation or bad judgment calls can result in trusses being too few and far apart, risking the roof’s structural integrity. A good roofer will triple check to make sure the trusses are properly installed. This is especially important for heavier roofing materials like clay and tile roofing.
Lapping the Underlayment and Flashing Wrong
Some roofers could inadvertently get the order of lapping reversed. Water passing over the edge of the flashing can seep into the underlayment, and then into the more vulnerable parts of the roof. Good roof repair and replacement experts make sure that the underlayment goes over the edge of the flashing, especially in areas around roof penetrations.
Looking for dependable roofers to get the job done right? We’re here to help. Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc. is the leading roofing contractor in the area. You can call us at (412) 200-5331 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.