Why Roofing Products Need To Be Up To Code
Building codes exist for your safety and the safety of others, not to mention the protection of your property. If your roofing products aren’t up to code, you’re going to have a lot of problems in the event of high wind, humidity, or other extreme weather condition.
What Happens When Materials Don’t Meet Codes
Codes are in place so that any new construction or renovation will pass an inspection for your building permit. Ignoring code requirements and neglecting to get a permit or inspection can lead to several fines and a costly delay in any construction.
In addition to this, most insurance companies have a requirement that says you need to obtain permits when doing construction. Without these permits, your insurance company is not required to give you a payout if a non-permitted structure gets damaged. Instead, you would have to take that money out of your own pocket.
All materials need to pass certain standards to get approved for a permit. These standards are in place for several reasons. Some of those standards include:
The material needs to be sturdy and strong enough to do its job. For roofing materials, that means being able to hold up when it rains, in extreme weather conditions, and when debris falls on your roof. It also has to withstand pests and animals walking on it.
Durability is also a crucial factor in roofing products. Materials that are not up to code will not last as long as materials that are. This will leave your home vulnerable, and it will cost you a lot more money in the future.
As the roof is being built, inspectors, contractors, and other workers have to safely walk and lean on any area of the roof. After the construction is complete, a poorly made roof with subpar materials is still a safety hazard.
High winds can blow off shingles and other materials. This is not only a danger to your family and your property, but the families and property around you. You cannot control where the material will land or what it will hit on the way down.
Most importantly, you need to choose the right roofing products, because materials that are not up to code could lead to a roof collapse. That could seriously injure or kill anyone inside the home at the time.
To save money in the long run, you need to use high-quality products that meet code standards. You won’t have to repair or rebuild them as often, and they will last you a long time with proper maintenance. They will also be more effective at preventing leaks and water damage.
Homeowners using roofing products that are not up to code can also be subject to fines and even court appearances. Since subpar materials can be dangerous, the court does not take these fines lightly: they can add up quickly and have long term impacts.
What Is Tag & Stick?
Tag & Stick is a self-adhesive roof underlayment. It is installed beneath the shingles and is a huge line of defense against harsh weather and other problems you may have with your shingles.
Tag & Stick prevents water and animals from entering your roofing system. Preventing water from entering your home also prevents mold and wood rot, two costly and inconvenient problems. This underlayment will even work as a roof all by itself until your contractor can install your shingles.
Tag & Stick Roofing Products Always Up To Code
Contractors and homeowners love this safe and cost-effective underlayment. It’s easy to install, making it cost less over time than other roofing products. Call us today at (954) 255-3107 with any questions, or visit our website to learn more about Tag & Stick.