Common Roofing Myths Debunked: What Every Homeowner Should Know

In our blogs, we often teach you important facts about your roof and your home in general. However, in this blog, we will be looking into roofing myths. It is important to understand false information so that you can avoid improper choices when it comes to your roof. So, what are some roofing myths that are important to know? Let’s take a look!

Myth 1: If Your Roof Isn’t Leaking, It Doesn’t Need Any Attention

A common roofing myth is that a roof only needs attention when leaking. This could not be further from the truth. By the time a leak appears, there may already be quite a bit of damage that has gone unchecked. This is just one reason why it is essential to have roofing inspections at least once a year, especially if you suspect you may have damage. Routine inspections can extend the life of your roof and save money in the long run. Catching minor issues early means being able to prevent major repairs as time goes on.

Myth 2: All Roofing Materials Are the Same

Did you know that different roofing materials have varying levels of durability and protection. Materials can differ greatly when it comes to cost, lifespan, energy efficiency, and performance, and much more. If you compare metal roofing, asphalt shingles, and wood shakes, you will have different advantages and disadvantages. This is why it is important to learn about different types of materials and which one has the best benefits for you. 

Myth 3: Roof Repairs Can Be an Easy DIY Project

While doing projects yourself can be commendable and fun, we don’t recommend doing important roofing projects without a professional. Attempting to repair or replace a roof without the experience or proper ability can be dangerous and result in subpar results. Professional roofers have the necessary experience, skills, and tools to make sure your roof turns out safe and sturdy.

These are just some of the common roofing myths that are important to dispel. Do you need help with fixing up your roof? Give us a call today!

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