Knowing the difference between a good roofing job and a bad one can not only save you money, but it could also save on future repairs, potential water damage, future call-outs, and more.
So, before you hire a roofing contractor or team, you should look out for common signs of a bad job – this article will discuss exactly what to look for.
A good roofing job should look good…
It may seem obvious, but a good roofing job should actually look good. It should be aesthetic and symmetrical, not wonky, out of place, and generally strange looking.
You should also keep an eye out for sloppy roofing lines, different colored shingles, corner-cutting, and general inconsistencies.
Old materials have been used
If old material such as flashing or even shingles has been used, then this is going to be a poor roofing job. Any roofing contractor worth their money will use brand new materials for each new job.
Also, corners will not be cut, and you will not experience the side-effects of second-hand flashing and materials, e.g., decreased durability and an increased likelihood of leaking and water damage.
A missing drip edge
Finally, another sign of a bad roofing job is a missing drip edge. These drip edges are designed to re-direct water away from the fascia and into the roofing gutter. If this is missing, damaged, or placed incorrectly, you may experience water damage, soil erosion, and staining on the property, among a whole host of other problems.
Finding the best contractor for your roofing job
Before hiring a contractor to repair or replace your roof, you should ask to see their portfolio. Look through for any potential red flags of a poor job, such as those mentioned in this article.
This will help you steer clear of shoddy workmanship, allowing you to get the best value for your money and saving you a bunch of problems and potential roofing maintenance months or years down the line.
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Professional. Timely. Great Work
Marcus - Nicholasville, KY 40356
They were very professional showed up when they said they were going to and completed the job in a timely manner. I would recommend this company to anyone they do good work.
Two thumbs up
Ann - Nicholasville, KY 40356
Friendly, courteous office personnel. Knowledgeable roof inspector. Timely scheduling. Efficient workers who left the site near, clean, and free of debris! Two thumbs up on the whole experience!
I would highly recommend Jacob’s Ladder
Mark - Nicholasville, KY 40356
Andrea was Great and everyone else I talked with there. I got a new roof and the whole process was done professionally. They did a great job on the roof and cleaned up very well around the house. I would highly recommend Jacob’s Ladder.
Anthony - Nicholasville, KY 40356
Very happy with the services, they did a great job with the roof, clean-up, and communications.
Quick Turn Around
Erika - Nicholasville, KY 40356
We have some shingles blow off in the recent storm. Jacob's Ladder helped us out, worked with our insurance, and turned the job around quickly. Thanks!
Professional and helpful
Wilburn - Nicholasville, KY 40356
Contacted Jacobs Ladder to have my roof replaced. Very professional and very helpful with all the questions I had regarding my roof. New roof looks great! Thanks again
Roof Replacement for a townhouse
Brian - Nicholasville, KY 40356
From start to finish, every contact with this company was extremely professional and pleasant. They were replacing a roof next door to us and I inquired about doing some repairs. After inspecting our roof, they recommended filing an insurance claim for a full replacement. The owner of the company worked closely with us and went above and beyond when our claim was initially denied. The work crew was prompt, courteous and efficient. The end result was a beautiful new roof. They even filed our warranty paperwork with Owens Corning. It was a pleasure doing business with Jacob's Ladder. Highly recommended for their professionalism and personal touch every step of the way!
Above and Beyond
Keith - Nicholasville, KY 40356
Went above and beyond to fix my roof leak. Patched trouble spots beyond where the leak even was
Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Darla - Nicholasville, KY 40356
The team was on time and very on task to complete the installation as communicated. The team was a happy group of workers and very professional. Once they were done, you would never know they were here - except for a brand new roof!