Columbus Roof Installation
The decision to move forward with a new roof is a significant one for property owners. That means the contractor they choose is also important. 1st Choice Construction has been serving Columbus, North Vernon, and Seymour since 2002. Our founder is a former county inspector with deep familiarity on the details that are necessary for a well-installed roof.
Call our Columbus roof installation office at (812) 625-2391 or contact us online today and get a free estimate.
Common Problems in Roof Installation
The surest way to avoid mistakes is to be aware of them. One of the many advantages of having done roof repair for over two decades is that we’ve seen the mistakes that get made, and we know how to avoid them.
Here are six common issues that arise in roof installation:
If the shingles are not properly aligned, it can result in an uneven and unappealing appearance. Moreover, misaligned shingles can create gaps and spaces, allowing water to seep through and cause damage to the underlying structures.
Lack of a Drip Edge
A drip edge is an essential component in roof installation, as it helps to channel water away from the fascia and prevents it from seeping into the roof deck. Too often, this gets overlooked, leading to water infiltration and potential rotting of the roof structure.
Not Removing Previous Materials
Before installing a new roof, it is crucial to remove any previous materials such as old shingles or underlayment. Failure to do so can result in an uneven surface and compromise the integrity of the new roof. Furthermore, leaving old materials can trap moisture and lead to mold growth or other issues.
Reusing Previous Materials
Similar to not removing previous materials, reusing old shingles or underlayment can have detrimental effects on the new roof. Used shingles may be damaged, curled, or worn out, which can compromise their ability to provide proper protection against the elements.
Lack of an Underlayment
An underlayment acts as a secondary barrier against water infiltration and provides additional insulation. Without an underlayment, the roof becomes vulnerable to leaks, moisture damage, and reduced energy efficiency.
Not Considering the Slope
The slope or pitch of a roof determines how water will flow off its surface. If the slope is not taken into account during installation, water can pool in certain areas, leading to water damage, leaks, and premature deterioration of the roofing materials. Properly considering the slope and getting smooth drainage is essential for a functional and long-lasting roof.
We had new siding installed on our detached garage as well as the gables on the ends of the house, and new gutters and soffit on the garage and the house and we are very pleased with the results. Would highly recommend.Julie K.
We needed a smaller roofing job done, and they came right away and gave a quote. They showed up when expected, were very considerate in all our dealings and the new roof was done very quickly.Lori A.
Our church has used 1st Choice Construction many times over the past 5 years. They are always professional and are definitely experts in roof repair. Their employees are always professional and well trained in their jobs.Rick F.
Finally a contractor that shows up. Not only that but they did a wonderful job. Everyone was extremely respectful, clean, and hard working. I highly recommend them.Lea W.
Our home needed a new roof and we reached out to 1st Choice Construction to be the contractor to put a new roof on. We are elated with the finished product!! We highly recommend this business for your roofing needs!Christina H.
First choice installed the roof on our new build last spring. They did quality work, and it looks great. I’d recommend them to anyone needing a replacement or new construction!CJ B.
Our experience with 1st Choice Construction was the best we’ve ever had with a contractor!Kaleb M.
Installed new siding and fascia in a very professional way.Cody P.
Common Sources of Roof Damage
Whether it’s from a storm or natural wear and tear, the issues that can force a decision on whether to repair a roof or move forward with a new installation include these:
- Leaks: Water infiltration can lead to structural damage, mold growth, and compromised insulation.
- Damaged flashing: Flashing is the material used to seal gaps and joints in a roof. When flashing becomes damaged or deteriorated, it can allow water to penetrate the roof's underlayers.
- Damaged materials: Over time, roofing materials can become damaged due to exposure to harsh weather conditions, such as strong winds, hail, or UV rays.
- Clogged gutters: Gutters play a key role in directing rainwater away from the roof and foundation of a building. However, if gutters become clogged with debris, water can back up and seep into the roof.
- Ventilation: Without proper ventilation, heat and moisture can accumulate in the attic, leading to the deterioration of roofing materials and potential structural issues.
- Pest infestation: Pests like termites, rodents, and birds can find their way into the structure through gaps, cracks, or damaged roofing materials.
1st Choice Construction has earned a good reputation in the community for the integrity of the advice we give homeowners on how to proceed when their roof is damaged. We’re proud of the reviews we’ve earned over the years and want to earn your trust too.
Columbus Roof Installation Financing
We’re a family-owned business and know from personal experience that finances can be a reason that people may hesitate on roof installation. Be assured that we work with GreenSky for financing. We want you to be able to get important work done, while still managing your budget. Furthermore, our work is backed up by a warranty, offering you further peace of mind.
Call 1st Choice Construction today at (812) 625-2391.