If you are in the market for a new roof, perhaps you’ve heard some misconceptions about roofing that can lead to bad decisions. There’s a lot of faulty conventional thinking, not to mention hogwash about the industry.
Luckily, we’re here to debunk popular roofing myths to help you avoid making homeowner mistakes.
Unless you know the intimate makings of a sound roof, roof repairs should be left to the professionals. Danger aside, there are several reasons DIY roof repairs are a bad idea:
Professional roof repairs are much more affordable than you might think and well worth the investment to protect one of your home’s most important structures. A roofing company can answer your roofing questions, and they are certified to make repairs to protect your warranty.
A roof inspection following a leak is a roof inspection performed too late. Roof inspections are designed to prevent leaks. Yes, a roofer will perform an inspection if you call them to look at a leak or missing shingle to determine what repairs are required.
However, annual roof inspections are your best defense to prevent these issues in the first place. Inspections are a major part of your annual roof maintenance regiment and can be performed just once a year to help keep your roof in good condition.
Roofers are experienced in roof removal, replacement and repairs and have a system that keeps them efficient. They are trained to complete each project as safely, quickly and securely as possible. They also have the proper equipment to manage tasks that can slow roof installation down such as getting tiles up onto the roof.
Asphalt tiles today don’t just come in different styles, textures and colors, but also with different features. Shingle manufacturers produce shingles that offer various improvements to their durability, including:
This allows you to choose the right asphalt shingles for your weather zone.
There’s no question that enlisting the help of a professional roofing company offers a ton of benefits. If you find yourself considering a DIY job or leaning toward any of the other myths on this list, understand that you are looking at a protracted and costly undertaking. Instead, call the pros.
When we say that we’re a top-quality home remodeling and roofing company that serves the North Shore and surrounding Chicagoland area, we back it up. We do more than simply cover the basics: we show up on time and nail it. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 847-768-6000 or visit our contact page.