4 Reasons Why Roofs Fail

It’s one thing when your roof falls victim to harsh weather conditions such as wind, rain, snow, extreme heat, etc. But when you get a new roof only to have to replace it again a few years later for seemingly no reason at all — now that can be frustrating. Your roof has failed. But why?

Here are 4 reasons that could shed light on why roofs fail:

  1. Shoddy roof installation — Not every Connecticut roof is installed correctly or by the right roofing contractors. In many cases, cheap materials are also the culprit. The result is a roof that is compromised from the start, leading to premature leaks, loose shingles, and overall wear and tear.
  2. Improper ventilation — Some homes don’t have enough ventilation (natural airflow) or don’t have any ventilation at all. If this is the case with your home, and everything is sealed up like a drum, you sabotage the integrity of your roof from the inside out and increase the chances of why roofs fail. This includes dangerously high indoor temperature extremes, poor energy efficiency, risk for ice dams, and more. Simply put, properly installed ventilation on your roof is just as important as a quality roof.
  3. Lack of maintenance — Your roof is constantly exposed to sunlight, wind, rain, hail, snow, ice, tree branches, etc. Nothing may be wrong right now, but eventually, your roof’s performance suffers. This is where roof maintenance can really help. Getting the most out of your roof includes inspecting and cleaning out gutters, keeping nearby trees in check, conducting roof inspections, and more.
  4. Mismatching roof materials — Shingles and other materials that don’t look the same from one side of the roof to the next not only look bad but are also big reasons why roofs fail prematurely. Using mismatched materials also puts you in danger of voiding the manufacturer’s warranty. 

Call MJT Roofing today!

At MJT Roofing, our goal is to ensure your next roof replacement stands the test of time. We hop on your roof and provide a thorough inspection of anything that may have been damaged. If everything looks great, we’ll continue to check in periodically. If there is significant enough damage, we will walk you through the next few steps to get started on roof repair and replacement. 

Over the next several weeks and months, we’ll continue to publish helpful content to our blog page so that MJT Roofing can be a go-to resource for you!

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