When it comes to your home, there is perhaps nothing more important than the roof that protects you from the elements. It has to last for a long time, against a daily barrage of wear and tear. 

The importance of keeping your roof in good shape is not to be underestimated. While you can do your best to maintain your roof, the vital step is getting it installed correctly in the first place. After all, a poorly installed roof will create more costly problems in the long run. How do you determine if your roof has been properly installed, though?

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Telltale Signs That Your Roof Has Been Properly Installed

No Missing Shingles

Shingles are the overlapping parts that make up the entire roof, often using asphalt, wood, or stone. Since they are essentially the building blocks of the roof, if there are missing shingles, then there is a huge problem. 

The Right Techniques and Hardware

A functional roof is not just about the shingles or the gutters, proper techniques and hardware are also needed to tick all the boxes. Proper flashing and fitting methods are essential, and so are the use of the right nails for the different roofing materials. When the wrong hardware is used, that could cause water leaks or the dislodging of shingles in the event of strong wind. 

Fine Details

At the end of the day, the roof works as a system that protects your home, and you need it to work like a well-oiled machine every single day. If you have done your inspections and are satisfied with what you see, you still need to monitor the roof in action before being certain that there are no outstanding issues.


Your roof will determine if your home will be safe and well-functioning for a long time. Make the right choice from the start, and ensure that you get the right professional to install your roof correctly.

Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson

Gustafson Roofing is a local, family-owned roofing company that has been serving the Boynton Beach, Florida area since 1948. As one of the most experienced roofing contractors in the region, Gustafson Roofing provides a full range of roofing services, from installation of new roofing systems to repairs and maintenance. They are experts in roof replacements, installing various types of roofs, including asphalt shingle, metal, tile, and flat roofs. In addition to reroofing, the company offers roof leak repairs and inspection services to keep clients’ roofs protected. With over 60 years in business, Gustafson Roofing prides itself on quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.