Top 6 Most Common Roofing Myths You Should Stop Believing Right Now
There’s a lot of information out there on the internet today – but not all of it is true. Your roof is too big of an investment to follow advice that just simply isn’t true and can cost you more money in the long run. Here are the top 6 most common roofing myths you should stop believing right now.
1. MYTH: NO LEAKS? NO problem.
Busted: Has anyone ever told you that as long as your roof doesn’t show any visible signs of leaks, it’s fine? They couldn’t be more wrong! Even if you don’t see leaks and your roof “appears fine” you should always have it routinely inspected by a qualified roofer. A roofer will be able to spot any signs of issues and repair them quickly before it’s too late.
2. MYTH: YOUR NEW ROOF CAN BE INSTALLED ON TOP OF YOUR NEW ONE
Busted: Many people think doing this will save you money. However, that isn’t true. While you might save some money now, in the long run, doing this could end up costing you – big time. Even though your roof is strong, it can only sustain a certain amount of weight. Eventually, installing one roof over another can cause structural damage, like a roof collapse – which can be VERY costly and damaging.
3. myth: ALL SHINGLES ARE THE SAME
Busted: All shingles were NOT created equal. There are many different types to choose from, such as asphalt, metal, and clay, to name a few. But no two types are the same. Every type of roof has benefits and drawbacks.
4. MYTH: MY ROOF IS NEW, SO I DON’T NEED A MAINTENANCE FOR MANY YEARS
Busted: If your roof was just installed, you may be thinking “why would I need a maintenance anytime soon?” Many people are under the impression that you don’t schedule maintenance until something is going wrong. However, maintenance is actually what prevents anything from going wrong in the first place. Having maintenance done every year, from the time you have your roof installed, is a great way to ensure your roof is keeping you safe and comfortable.
5. Myth: Dark Colored Shingles Will Mean Higher Energy Bills
Busted: We understand why this is a misconception. After all, it makes sense that this would be true, right? But it’s not. Even though darker shingles absorb more heat on sunny days, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have higher energy bills. This is because your attic likely has a layer of insulation and ventilation that reduces the heat transfer from your roof into your house.
6. MYTH: Repairing My Roof Will Be Expensive
Busted: Unfortunately, this myth often prevents homeowners from taking the step to repair their roof when it needs it. We’ve seen far too many homeowners let roof repairs go unaddressed, and end up with a costly roof replacement! While extensive repairs could be costly and take a long time to complete, a lot of repairs that are caught early enough can be done quickly and affordably. This is another reason why regular roof inspections are a good idea. They can actually save you money in the long run.
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