Top 10 design mistakes

Roofing professionals share the most common roof system design mistakes they see in the field

Installing a roof system properly requires the constant diligence of roof system designers, roofing contractors, manufacturers and roof consultants. Sometimes, contractors and/or their crews make mistakes, and a roof system may not be installed as well as it should have been. But mistakes also happen during the roof system design phase.

Professional Roofing asked Mike Blanchette, vice president of Amtech Roofing Consultants Inc., Dallas; Dane Bradford, president of Bradford Roof Management, Billings, Mont.; Bruce McCrory, chief operating officer and general manager of Kiker Corp., Mobile, Ala.; and Thomas L. Smith, president of TLSmith Consulting Inc., Rockton, Ill., to describe the top 10 design mistakes they come across regularly. Following are their comments.

Mike Blanchette

Following are my top 10 design mistakes—in no particular order.