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Ensuring a Quality Roof Installation: What You Need to Know

When it comes to your home, a solid and reliable roof is an absolute must. But what does it take to ensure your roof is in excellent condition exactly? 

In this article, we'll delve into what defines an exceptional and expert roof installation. As trusted roofing experts serving Kingston and Eastern Ontario for over 25 years, our team at Clean Comfort Home Improvements has compiled a list of shortcuts that people commonly fall victim to, and provide tips so you can ensure you're getting the best value for your investment when it comes to your next roof installation.

Common Areas Where Quality Matters

Some Roofing contractors unfortunately take shortcuts to save time or money when completing a project. After several years in the industry, we commonly have clients come to us looking for help as the integrity of their home has been compromised due to a poor quality roof installation.

Here are a few examples of key areas where quality matters:

1. Sturdy Flashing: Think of flashing as your roof's raincoat. It's vital for keeping water out. When not correctly installed around roof valleys, chimneys, and skylights, it can result in troublesome leaks.

2. Dependable Underlayment: What lies beneath the visible shingles is critical. If your underlayment isn't up to par, your roof deck could deteriorate, resulting in costly repairs down the line.

3. High-Quality Materials: Some contractors might cut corners by using cheap shingles or subpar fasteners. You want a roof built to last, not one that demands constant repairs.

Do You Need a Pro to Evaluate Your Roof Installation?

While you can potentially identify obvious issues, having a professional from a reputable company such as Clean Comfort Home Improvements is a way of guaranteeing your roof and ultimately the safety and security of your home. Our team of experienced roofing experts can inspect your roof to ensure everything, from shingle placement to eavestroughs and siding, meets the highest standards.

What does our team inspect and ensure when it comes to a quality roof installation for your home?

  • Precise Flashing: Properly installed flashing around roof valleys, chimneys, and skylights to prevent leaks.

  • Durable Underlayment: High-quality underlayment that provides added protection to your roof deck.

  • Quality Materials: Use of top-notch roofing materials, including shingles, fasteners, and insulation, for long-lasting performance.

  • Straight and Uniform Shingle Alignment: Shingles are evenly aligned and properly staggered, creating a neat and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

  • Securely Attached Shingles: Shingles are fastened securely to prevent wind damage or curling.

  • Proper Ventilation: Adequate roof ventilation to regulate temperature and moisture, which helps extend the life of the roof.

  • Well-Sealed Roof Valleys: Ensuring roof valleys are sealed correctly to channel water away effectively.

  • Clean and Tidy Worksite: A well-maintained work area, free from debris and clutter, indicating attention to detail.

  • Flawless Ridge Vent Installation: A properly installed ridge vent to promote proper attic ventilation and prevent moisture buildup.

  • Crisp and Intact Drip Edge: The drip edge is installed correctly, protecting the roof's edge from water intrusion.

  • Skilled Installation Around Roof Penetrations: Proper handling of roof penetrations such as vents, pipes, and chimneys, with secure seals.

  • Smooth and Uniform Eavestroughs: Eavestroughs are correctly installed and function well to channel water away from the roof.

  • Complete Cleanup: Thorough cleanup after installation, leaving your property free from roofing debris.

  • Warranty Coverage: A warranty that covers workmanship and materials for an extended period.

  • Final Inspection: A professional inspection to ensure all aspects of the installation meet quality standards.

All of these signs collectively indicate a quality roof installation that not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home but also provides long-term protection against the elements.

Ensuring You Get the Value You Deserve and Understanding Roof Pricing in Squares

When your roofing expert talks about pricing your roof in "squares," they're simply referring to a standard measurement for roofing materials. One square equates to 100 square feet, or a 10x10 foot area. This square-based approach simplifies material calculations based on your roof's size.

To ensure you're receiving full value for your investment, follow these steps:

  1. Measure the length and width of each section of your roof.

  2. Multiply these dimensions to calculate individual surface areas.

  3. Sum up the total surface area of all sections.

  4. Divide this total by 100 to determine how many squares your roof comprises.

Ultimately, investing in a quality roof installation is all about safeguarding your home and its contents for years to come. 

By ensuring the quality of your installation is of the highest standard, collaborating with experts, and having knowledge of pricing & square measurements, you can ensure your investment pays off and that you're setting your home up for success.

When it comes to something as important as your roof, put your trust in our team of professionals that possess the knowledge and expertise to do the job right. At Clean Comfort Home Improvements, our expert roofers in Kingston and Eastern Ontario deliver quality work backed by years of experience and warranties. 



Get in touch with us today for a professional quote on your next roof installation or home improvement project!

Contact the Clean Comfort team today for a no-obligation quote.

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