In the roofing world, a material defect is an issue that has adverse effects on the performance of the component. When you can’t readily see the issue, it can still be diagnosed as long as there are visible red flags.
We have come a long way in terms of the materials we use in constructing our homes. During the dawn of civilization, our ancestors had to be very creative when constructing their homes, specifically, the structures that protected them against the elements like the roof.
The roof is one of the sturdiest structures in your home, but it’s far from invincible. Between impacts, inclement weather and even ambient heat, a lot of things can reduce the effectiveness of the roof and how it protects your home.
Ventilation may not be the first item you think about when buying a new roof, but it should be a high priority. It can affect your new roofing system’s durability and longevity as well as your comfort and health.
The great thing about buying new exterior cladding these days is the abundance of material choices. Although no option is without downsides, you can find the one that offers the best trade-off among the qualities you want if you search hard enough.