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The Problem of Improperly Nailed Shingles on Roofing Systems

Proper installation is essential to the success of your asphalt roofing project. After all, a well-constructed roof provides long-term protection and performance for your home. Failing to place full importance on this aspect, however, can lead to disastrous consequences. One of the most common defects seen in many roofs involves improperly nailed shingles.

In today’s post, Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, Inc., one of the leading roofing companies in the local area, discusses what you need to know about improper shingle nailing.

Work of Sloppy Roofers

Working on a roofing project requires a high level of expertise. Experienced pros pay attention to every little detail, making sure every task is executed to perfection. For instance, they must follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing shingles, taking into account the nail gun pressure and the number of nails required for each shingle.

Sloppy roofers, meanwhile, disregard these important details. They could be rushing, using inexperienced workers, or just not paying attention to what they’re doing. Regardless of the reason, expect the roofs they’re working on to end up in failure.

The Consequences

In a roof replacement project, roofers must make sure the nails aren’t underdriven or overdriven. They must also observe the right nail placement. Otherwise, the shingles can slide down or blow off during strong wind events. When this happens, the roof’s inner layers get exposed to the elements, paving the way for leaks and moisture damage. Failing to identify this problem can lead to costly repairs and an untimely replacement.

Avoiding roof failure due to improper installation starts with hiring reputable roofers. For your upcoming roofing project, turn to Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, Inc. We are a fully licensed and insured roofing company, employing only reliable, honest and skilled workers so you can have peace of mind knowing your project is in safe hands. Expect us to get the job done quickly and efficiently, carrying out each task with diligence and professionalism.

To learn more about our roofing services and our steel roofs, give us a call at (651) 300-0688 or (320) 204-2303. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Sartell, MN, and the surrounding areas.