Several of the roofing issues experienced by homeowners are age-old myths about the dos and don’ts of roofing. What was once held true has been proven time and time again to be nothing more than myths and old wives’ tales.
Below we take a look at 4 roof maintenance myths and reveal the truth behind them.
The Cheaper The Better
The general rule is, “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” This applies to both roofing supplies and roofing contractors. If a product costs a fraction of the usual, there’s bound to be a valid reason for it – and often, this reason is not in your home’s best favor.
The same goes for contractors; the more skilled and experienced roofers are, the more likely they’ll know exactly what a specific roofing job requires and will quote accurately without cutting corners. If you’re quoted way below the average, consider it as a red flag. Either the roofing contractor is quoting inaccurately, or they are unaware of the actual work required to get the job done right the first time.
Chances are if you skimp on expenses from the get-go, it’s bound to catch up with you in more frequent maintenance costs during the lifespan of the roof.
Roof Maintenance Only Starts When You’ve Identified A Problem
While you’re considering the money you’re spending on a new roof, it’s safe to say that regular maintenance is necessary. It doesn’t matter if you think your roof has any issues or not; you need someone who specializes in roofing systems to check its general health at least once every two years.
A Roof Warranty Covers Everything
Wouldn’t you just love for that to be true? While some warranties are very comprehensive, they still don’t cover 100% of the materials involved in the entire roofing process. Here it’s important that you read all the details of the warranty at the inception of the job, rather than when you notice an issue that you think may be covered.
One example is a warranty covering the materials but not the underlayment – these are technicalities easy to look past if you just skimp through the details of the warranty.
DIY Is Easy, And It Saves Costs
This is one of the leading myths that trick homeowners into tackling their own roofing system only to realize that they’re in way over their heads. At the outset, DIY often seems like a good idea, but getting an expert in is always the best option.
Yes, there’ll be a call-out fee, but chances are you will save more with a roofing professional than a DIY job that will likely cause more damages than anything else. Safety is another important factor here. Remember, if anything happens to you on the job, that’s all on you, whereas professional roofing companies have safety measures and insurance in place for these eventualities.
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