When it comes to roofing maintenance, there are many rumors, hearsay and myths that you should be wary of. Self-maintenance is an admirable sentiment, but not everything you hear about roofs is necessarily true or backed by facts and data. Unless you have actual professional experience on the matter, it is best to take these myths with a grain of salt. What are the most common roofing myths? Expert roofing contractor Polar Bear discusses these myths with you!
A New Roof Doesn’t Need Repairs
Newly installed roofs are indeed usually stronger, but it doesn’t mean you can neglect maintenance and inspections on them. Waiting for your roof to break down before you make repairs or replacements will just cost you more in the long run, while doing regular preventive maintenance significantly lessens the risks involved with degradation and deterioration. The more you take care of your roof, the longer its service life will be. Being complacent about your roofing can lead to serious problems when issues become visible.
You Can Repair It By Yourself
As was said above, unless you have a background in professional roof repair or construction and engineering, heavy maintenance should be performed by industry professionals. Doing it by yourself may sound like a more cost-effective solution, but this idea is prone to causing faulty repairs or improper assessments, leading to more costly problems in the future.
No Leaks Means No Problems
One of the most common myths born from complacency and the urge to save money, this idea doesn’t only put your roofing at risk, but also your whole house. A roof that’s not leaking may have unseen or hidden issues present within its system, like the growth of mildew and mold in your attic, or rotting wood beneath the shingles. The best way to avoid getting blindsided by sudden roofing issues is to have your roof inspected and maintained at least once a year.
Polar Bear is a roofing contractor that consistently delivers promotional programs that have allowed customers to complete projects months in advance of their anticipated timeline with absolutely no penalties or interest accruing. We aim to reduce the pressure involved in choosing the right contractor and alleviate the risk involved in paying for work that has yet to be completed, as different customers have different budgets.
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