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Common Causes of Early Roofing Failure

Common Causes of Early Roofing Failure

Roofs are made to withstand years of wear and tear. However, certain factors can cause early roofing failure — many of which are preventable. In today’s post, local roofing contractor Mascon, Inc. shares a look at the common causes of early roofing failure.

Early Roofing Failure

The Common Causes of Early Roofing Failure

A roof is considered to fail prematurely if failure happens before the end of its expected lifespan. The following are some of the most common reasons why some roofs fail early:

Poor workmanship — A roof made of the best materials available will still fail early if it wasn’t installed properly. This is one of the many reasons why you should choose your roofing contractor carefully. Also make sure their warranty coverage includes installation.


Poor design — High-quality roofing manufacturers take into account local average rainfall and climate conditions when designing roofing products. Overlooking these conditions makes the roof more vulnerable to weather-related damage.

Low-quality materials — Like most building materials, you get what you pay for with your roof. Low-quality roofing may be cheaper, but it wears out faster.

Trapped moisture — Moisture from leaks or lack of attic ventilation can cause damage to the decking and framing, which can lead to early roofing failure.

What Can You Do to Prevent Early Roofing Failure?

As a homeowner, your best defense against early roofing failure is investing in a quality roof and hiring a good roofing contractor. Just as important is keeping a maintenance routine.

Mascon, Inc. is your leading provider of residential roofing services. Give us a call at (512) 883-9281. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Austin, TX, and the surrounding communities.