Don’t Let Your Houston Roofing Contractor Lead You Astray

March 24, 2023

Feeling Lost In Houston? Your Roofing
Contractor May Be To Blame

How Shortcuts Only Lead
To Dead Ends

Shortcuts aren’t always bad. They certainly come in handy during Houston traffic jams and long lines. But they have their place, and it isn’t in roof installation.

In roofing, shortcuts can go awry quickly and leave you in the weeds as you claw your way back to the main road.

However, many roofing companies appreciate and utilize a lucrative shortcut when they find one to save money. Most contractors are there to make money, and keeping as much of it as possible sounds mighty good, whether that comes at the expense of the homeowner or not.

At Houston Roofing & Construction, saving money doesn’t appeal to us if it means throwing you to the wind.

We’re here to give you the best roof available, and that involves honesty and integrity, two things contractors who go the easy route get wrong.

When the shortcuts are often the parts of the roofing installation you cannot see, identifying them can be difficult. But don’t worry – we’ll help guide you on the lighted path. 

You Can’t Roof Over A Roof

Covering up poor decking is one of the biggest shortcuts roofing companies attempt to make. Why? Because if homeowners can’t see it, they know they can get away with it!

When roofers only band-aid the damaged area instead of starting from scratch to address the issue, they leave your roof vulnerable to all kinds of problems.

Unfortunately, roofing companies LOVE this shortcut – it saves them money and time.

How do we know this?

We’ve seen it firsthand. When starting our tear-off process, we’ve run across not one layer of shingles but two, and sometimes, even three. That’s a lot of band-aids!

For you, this means you’re unknowingly left with leak spots, rotted wood, and other prevailing problems that can cost you thousands down the line.

At Houston Roofing, we NEVER cover up the damage. Instead, we always perform a tear-off to ensure your roof decking is in prime shape, without blemish, rot, or leaks. 

We know starting with a solid and clear deck sets your roof up for success!

Reuse Grocery Bags, Not
Roof Materials

We’ve all been taught the “three Rs” – reduce, reuse, recycle. And though we should all still abide by that rule of thumb, it shouldn’t be applied to roofing materials

Here’s an industry secret:

A common occurrence is to reuse step flashing (the metal sheets used to connect surfaces on your roof and prevent leaks from penetrating through the seams). But when rusty or damaged flashing is reused, it makes those seams susceptible to leaks. 

Roofing contractors consistently try to get away with reusing flashing. Like with cover-ups, reusing materials saves them money and time, and most of their customers never know the difference – until those materials fail.

We replace all step flashing regardless of its condition to ensure your new roof works to the best of its ability. And when we encounter flashing we can’t replace due to its position, we tell you about it and use photos to help explain why.

Communication is vital for us – so we ensure you know exactly what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. 

At Houston Roofing, We Don’t Stray
Off The Path

As a Houston service company, we understand how enticing it is for roofing contractors to take money-saving shortcuts. But as a customer-focused service company, we just can’t bring ourselves to do it.

Saving a few bucks is not worth losing our integrity

We’ve seen the aftermath of using shortcuts, and it isn’t pretty. They leave you with leaky roofs, rotted decking, and sometimes even structural damage to your home.

Plus, it probably leaves you unable to trust another contractor for a while.

At Houston, we know that shortcuts in roofing don’t lead you anywhere but lost. They may cost us less, but they definitely cost you more money and stress

Are you in need of a Houston roof repair or roof replacement and ready to leave the shortcuts behind? Contact us at Houston Roofing & Construction for a free roof inspection and estimate

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