The roof installation and replacement industry is filled with myths that are still widely believed today. Sometimes, these misconceptions are harmless and do not really affect the safety or performance of a roof. Most of the time, however, they pose a serious risk about how people deal with necessary roof repairs.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with some of the most common myths so you don’t fall victim to misinformation. Here are the most prevalent roof repair myths debunked by our professionals at ATD Restoration.
Roof Repairs Are a DIY Project
It’s tempting to take on a roof leak repair by yourself especially if you only see one or two affected shingles. However, water penetration problems can be largely invisible and you may be jeopardizing the rest of your roof by attempting a DIY fix. Always contact your local roofers to handle any signs of a leak on your roof.
Shingles Are Shingles, So Just Choose the Cheapest
The truth is, not all shingles are created equal. While there are some cheap shingles that can surprisingly perform just as well as other high-end roofing materials, they are rare and hard to find. Don’t hesitate to ask your contractor about the different qualities of shingles to find a product that is best suited for your needs.
Insulation Is a Waste of Money
There are two sides to this roof replacement myth. On one hand, some roofers say you can always do more with more insulation. On the other, some roofers say just forget the installation and focus on choosing good quality roofing materials instead. The truth is actually somewhere in between. Too much insulation can get in the way of ventilation and be harmful. Too little, and the energy efficiency of your roof drops drastically. A good roofing contractor will help you find a balance that will give you the best results.
Learn more about the right way to do roofs with the help of our experts at ATD Restoration. Call us at (864) 729-3970 for Greenville or (910) 218-2251 for Fayetteville to book a service visit today. You may also fill out our contact form and request a free estimate on roof replacements.