The main benefit of using professional roofers is not dealing with the nitty-gritty of the project. However, leaving the job to pros sadly doesn’t guarantee quality work. If you stop doing your due diligence after making the hire, your “newly” installed roof could be a disaster waiting to happen.
As one of the most experienced commercial roofing contractors in the region, Lone-Star Roof Systems helps you avoid the costly consequences of these mistakes:
Failing to Replace Rotten Wood Nailers
Replacing all rotten wood components of your building’s old roof should be common sense, but some roofers don’t do it to save money. These unreliable contractors simply install new wood nailers on top of the unsound ones and rely on the possibility that nobody would notice. Such weak areas would be highly susceptible to wind damage, spelling catastrophe.
But even if your contractor is just too inexperienced to realize the ramifications, your untouched, deteriorated wood nailers would still be a structural liability.
Overheating Asphalt Kettle
When it comes to modified bitumen roofing, disaster could strike when the asphalt kettle becomes too hot. A novice operator would usually increase the temperature in hopes of melting large asphalt pieces fast. When handled by someone not adequately trained, it could lead to a hot asphalt fire.
Using Hazardous Electrical Devices
If you don’t perform a job hazard analysis with your roofing contractor, you wouldn’t know whether damaged electrical cords would be used for your project. Frayed extension cords could cause shock or fire, putting the safety of everyone in your building in jeopardy.
Installing Defective Membranes
When buying single-ply commercial roofing membranes, make sure they’re really brand-new. Otherwise, they might not weld properly due to defects. There are two ways to avoid purchasing bad flat roofing projects: to choose a reputable roofer and to obtain the necessary building permit. The former sources the products straight from the manufacturer, while the latter invites a third party for inspection.
With over five decades of collective roofing experience in Bryan, Dallas, and Austin, TX, Lone-Star Roof Systems guarantees a flawless job. We are BBB-accredited, provide an outstanding labor and workmanship warranty, and offer a leak guarantee. To talk about your commercial roof replacement needs and request an estimate, call us today at (800) 994-3194.