3 Shingle Installation Mistakes to Watch Out For

Given how asphalt shingle installation and roof replacement is a large and complex investment, you’ll want to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. This means watching out for possible installation mistakes that–when overlooked–can cause major headaches later on. The trusted commercial roofing company in the area, Sully-Jones Roofing, discusses some of these installation errors here:

Shingle Installation Mistakes

  1. Not installing starter shingles. The starter shingles need to be installed along the eave and rake to protect them from wind and water damage. Without these shingles–or when they’re not aligned properly in this critical location–it’s all too easy for water to infiltrate the deck of your new roofing. Not only that, wind can also lift the shingles and blow them off. When you turn to Sully-Jones Roofing for your new roof installation, we always make sure the starter shingles are installed and aligned properly, while allowing for proper overhang spacing at the drip edge or rake.

  2. Improper shingle nailing. Shingles need to be nailed correctly so they can stay in place and reduce the potential of leaks. Both local codes and manufacturer guidelines offer instructions on just how many nails should be used per shingle, and where the nails should be placed. A reliable residential roof replacement expert like Sully-Jones Roofing would already know this basic aspect of the roof installation. We use just the right amount of pressure to consistently and accurately nail the shingles, keeping them firmly in place and ensuring their superior and lasting performance.

  3. Incorrect shingle alignment. Precise alignment is required in a shingle installation. This eliminates the possibility of water infiltration, ensures greater wind performance, and better seal strength. At the same time, this allows for a more attractive and finished appearance. Sully-Jones Roofing installs shingles in the proper staggered, stepped pattern. We don’t take shortcuts and allow for no costly mistakes.

Whether it’s commercial roof repair or residential roof installation, you can always count on Sully-Jones Roofing for the highest quality results. Expect only a smooth and worry-free experience when you turn to us. We serve the areas in and around El Cajon and La Mesa, CA. Call us today at (619) 444-0150 or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation.