The experience of working with wide range of roofing systems has given the Roofing Memphis experts the vast knowledge of efficient repair and replacement methods. One of the most critical but often ignored problems with roofing is the damaged fasteners. Made of aluminum, galvanized metal or steel the fasters have specific turns for each dimension. Residential, commercial and industrial roofing use them in various dimensions. Primarily they depend on the thickness of the shingles, underlay and the nature of material used in the roofing parts. The most common defects among the fasteners can occur due to material defects, wrong fastening methods and weather elements. The experts from Roofing Memphis can fix all types of problems with highest level of efficiency and effectiveness.
Roofing Memphis – Fastener Material Defects
If you have used inferior quality fasteners they can deteriorate over a period of time, resulting in loose fitting shingles, leaking roofs and buckling in the roofing layers. The best suggested remedy for such fasteners could be replacement with the high quality products suggested by Roofing Memphis. They have access to the huge inventory of UL certified products which last over many years without developing any structural damages.
When you buy fasteners for your home roofing you need to consider certain quality parameters related to number of turns per inch, strength of material, heat resistance, rustproof property and head strength. Above all you need to check for UL rating for product quality.
Roofing Memphis – Fasteners Per Shingle
The standard practice is to have four or six fasteners per shingle. The six numbers are preferred in areas with high wind velocity. The shingles will have pre-created holes with inbuilt turns to accommodate the fasteners. All you have to do is place the shingles on the designated location and drive in the fasteners through the holes. It is also possible to bore new set of holes in the shingles to accommodate more fasteners. However the recommended numbers are 4 or 6.
In some cases the customers prefer to overlook the recommended numbers and opt for fewer fasteners per shingle. For example they might prefer to have two instead of four, having them on the corners alone. Though they do it to save on costs the long run effects can be very expensive.
Roofing Memphis – Fastening Defects
The standard practice is to have the fasteners driver vertically straight. The minimum recommended head diameter is 0.375”. This will result in optimum penetration through the shingle into the decking.
When the deck area penetration is not sufficient, the head of the fastener will be a few inches above the top shingle surface. This can result in loosening of shingles in the long run, leading to roof opening. Since the number of fasteners over the roof will be in 1000s, the customer might not be able check all of them. Moreover visual inspection from a distance might not be effective in detecting the defects. The same logic applies to the over driven and wrongly angled fasteners. The experts at Roofing Memphis conduct a complete roof inspection and correct these defects.