Four Nails Per Shingle or Six Nails To Save Nine?

A wise person once said “A Stitch in Time May Save Nine.” This proverb has been used on countless of subjects, also meaning to do it right the first time and save you from allot of headache. When it comes to installing shingles on a roof properly you want to be sure that they will withstand Mother Nature’s wrath for many years. There are many areas that have different building codes and requirements regulating a new roof installation. Only some potentially high wind areas require all contractors to install shingles using the six nailing pattern. In some cities there are almost no or very little building regulations for installing a new roof. Most home owners are at the mercy of the roofing contractor hired for their project.

You would not think that an extra two nails per shingle would withstand wind force any better than the normal installation process. Over the years many architectural shingle have gotten longer and wider. Three tab shingles have never stood up to high winds very well because of how they are made. Six nails per shingle will provide a better long-lasting more durable roof. Many roofing contractors pay by piece work instead by the hour. In many situations a employee is installing the shingles as fast as possible without a thought about the quality of the installation in mind. In our present time the work ethics of roofers and construction workers has dropped downhill. It has changed drastically from the day where you did not need a contract, and a trusted handshake was all that was needed between the customer and the contractor. It has become a time were quantity is more important to quality to most employees and contractors. It is much faster to install shingles with a four nail pattern. A good roofing contractor that stands behind his work is becoming harder to find. A good roofing contractor should always enforce a rule to six nail each shingle when it is applied. The six nail method will reduce the chance of any wind damage that may occur from a severe storm. You also will get a more durable roof to match such a large investment in your home.

If you are in the market for a new roof you need to ask plenty of questions and check old references before putting your name on the dotted line. Finding the right roofing contractor can be a scary task for many homeowners. Of course you want the job to be done right the first time to avoid many problems. To make sure that you receive the best roof installation possible have the contractor put it in writing that there will be six nails per shingle. As the old saying goes a stitch in time saves nine.
Roof Repair Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Roof Repair

 

Aquashield Roofing Corporation

(757) 553-5191

3838 Rica Dr

Virginia Beach, VA 23453

 

 

Virginia Beach Roofing Siding contractor/company

(757) 337-3150

3165 Holland Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23453+

 

 

Aquashield Roofing Norfolk

(757) 663-5150

8416 Cape View Ave

Norfolk, VA 23503

 

 

Roofers Chesapeake

(757) 694-4730

4006 Morris Ct

Chesapeake, VA 23323

 

 

Aquashield Roofing Suffolk

(757) 553-5191

3800 Pughsville Rd

Suffolk, VA 23435

 

 

Virginia Beach Residential Roofer For You

(757) 663-5370

3924 Indian River Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

 

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Virginia Beach Roofers Your Roof An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Your roof can be the most important part of your home. A roof must withstand many years of UV radiation, strong winds, heavy rain and snow. A good roof keeps everything in your home protected and actually keeps your family healthy by preventing mold or mildew. The everyday common home owner does not think about his roof very often. Your roof should never be neglected and there is nothing wrong with getting periodic roof inspections every few years.

When a bad storm hits your area it can cause unforeseen damage in some cases. A minor or even severe roof leak can be overlooked or not seen by the naked eye. Water intrusion can take years sometimes before showing any signs and by then it will be too late. Your biggest investment may be compromised and it may cost you a great deal of money that can hurt your pocket to correct the problems caused by storm damage. You could have thousands of dollars’ worth of damage without even knowing. Mold can grow very fast in walls, attic spaces, and under the floors that you and your family walk on every day. This can be a potential major health hazard.

Water can do the unthinkable and travel in any direction or accumulate in many different hidden areas of your home. Wood can start to rot and weaken the integrity of the structure of your home. It is best to take preventive measures before this happens. Contacting your local roofing contractor for a roof inspection every so often should be a mandatory phase for all home owners. A good roofing contractor will give you the best advice on preserving your roof and give you the best maintenance plan the type of roof that you have. You also can research and see what information you can gather on your own.

Look for cracking or blistered shingles. Try to see if you notice any lifted or missing shingles before a problem occurs. Contact a good roofing contractor in your area to get the best advice and to take preventive steps to make sure that your home is impervious to water and moisture. Always be on alert and conduct a visual inspection of the interior of your home after any major storm rolls through. Avoid common mistakes that other common home owners tend to make. When it comes to your roof an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Roofers Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Roofers

 

 

Aquashield Roofing Corporation

(757) 553-5191

3838 Rica Dr

Virginia Beach, VA 23453

 

 

Virginia Beach Roofing Siding contractor/company

(757) 337-3150

3165 Holland Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23453+

 

 

Aquashield Roofing Norfolk

(757) 663-5150

8416 Cape View Ave

Norfolk, VA 23503

 

 

Roofers Chesapeake

(757) 694-4730

4006 Morris Ct

Chesapeake, VA 23323

 

 

Aquashield Roofing Suffolk

(757) 553-5191

3800 Pughsville Rd

Suffolk, VA 23435

 

 

Virginia Beach Residential Roofer For You

(757) 663-5370

3924 Indian River Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23456