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New roofs are refreshing to the eyes and full of promise, but they’re also capable of premature failure. Under certain conditions, they could underperform and last several years fewer than expected.

What Can Sabotage a New Roof's Performance and Longevity?

For an experienced roofing and siding expert like Century Roofing and Siding, we’re aware that these culprits could sabotage roof performance and longevity:

Poor Design

Some configurations of frames and decking boards are more susceptible to weather damage. Extensive overhangs increase the chances of wind uplift, while low slopes are less efficient in drainage. The complexity of certain roof designs create more valleys, which are inherently vulnerable to water intrusion.

Regular eavestrough cleaning can help keep the specter of leakage at bay, but preventive maintenance alone can’t save a poorly designed roof from its end. In addition to aesthetics, think about your local climate too to configure the most suitable framework for your roofing system.

Low-Quality Material

Asphalt shingles and other roofing accessories may look the same, but some are more durable than others. It’s imperative that you buy materials from a trusted manufacturer to guarantee quality.

Century Roofing and Siding recommends GAF because its products are made with its Advanced Protection® Technology. Its asphalt shingles don’t contain any content that doesn’t add value to weather resistance. GAF also performs more than 4,370 quality checks to eliminate manufacturing defects.

Subpar Workmanship

Poorly installed asphalt shingles, flashings and gutters set the stage for leakage. Nobody’s perfect, but the likelihood of mistakes is higher if you hire an inexperienced and incompetent roofer.

Choose a contractor certified by your chosen roofing manufacturer. When you’re ready to buy a GAF roof, work with a Master Elite® roofer to ensure sterling installation, and get stellar warranty coverage.

Maximize the service life of your new asphalt-shingle roof with Century Roofing and Siding. Call us at (613) 209-2662 now to discuss your replacement project, and receive a free estimate in Ottawa, Ontario, or any nearby ON area.