Why Do Roofs Fail?

Why Do Roofs FailThe process of installing a new roof can lead to the chance that the roofing system may fail. When a contractor completes a roof and does a poor quality job there’s a number of reasons why a roof may fail. Rather than using a cheaper contractor or someone that could potentially risk your roof and your home, you might want to consider going with a contractor that has many years of experience and the proper tools. Asking yourself why do roofs fail? Here are the top reasons why you may experience roof failure after an installation!

Ventilation Problems

Good quality ventilation will keep your roof in the best health possible. A ventilation system that pushes heat and moisture throughout the summer will minimize expansion with temperature changes, it also works to keep your attic cooler throughout the summer. When roofing materials are installed incorrectly it can often lead to problems with your ventilation. Covering up areas where your roof vents will often lead to multiple issues in the future and this can make the process of handling temperature changes difficult. Without proper ventilation you could risk structural damage to your roof!

Poor Installation 

When your roofing materials are installed incorrectly, your entire roofing system could function improperly. You need to ensure that your roofing materials were installed by a contractor that has experience and that knows the requirements of using the best new materials on the market. Inexperienced roofing contractors may have difficulty with installing these items and this can lead to structural failure down the road.

Poor Quality of Materials

As well as poor quality of installation also comes the chance that an inexperienced contractor may use a poor quality of roofing material. Taking the cost into consideration of your roofing materials and using low-cost products can lead to appealing results but it may also lead to a roofing system that is not built to last. Poor material costs can often lead to shingles that wear out quickly, a moisture barrier that can be penetrated quickly and flashing that falls away more easily. 

Poorly Installed Flashing

Subsidiary systems to your roof such as the flashing can be equally as important. When there are protrusions along chimneys, exhaust pipes, siding and more there are chances that you can see issues with leaks and other problems. Metal flashings with a seal is one of the best ways that you can fix up these areas. The sealant along your flashing will also degrade over time and this can lead to problems with your roofing system. 


Punctures are often something that comes as a result of poor installation. Punctures can often lead to bubble like blisters in the area, openings in the membrane and ongoing problems with water penetrating your roof. Rather than facing ongoing problems with punctures from poor installation, it is wise to work with a team who can help you manage the best in flashing and surfaces. 

If you would like to learn more about quality roofing systems, contact us today for installation and inspection! Our expert contractors can offer advice and give you a quality, completed roof!