As a homeowner, there are times where you’ll turn to the internet to get help with a question about your roofing. Whether it’s a message board, the ever-powerful Google, or even YouTube, there is a ton of information out there that you could learn plenty from. However, while surfing the internet for information can be helpful, it can be equally hurtful. It’s important to make sure that you can decipher between fact and fiction. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about roofing.
“I can just cover bad shingles with new ones and that will solve my problems.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. Not only will this not solve your problem but you’ll end up spending a ton of money down the road on new repairs. Between having to remove the “new” layer of roofing and the old damaged one, you’ll see your roof repair costs rise.
“Metal roofs are ugly and not worth the cost.”
This is a common misconception. Metal roof design has come a long way and can make any home look just as good as a shingle roof can. The great thing about metal roofs is that they’re energy efficient, look fantastic, and best of all, they’re affordable. Especially with the roof financing that Hippo Roof has to offer. Check it out here!
“I don’t need an inspection, my roof is brand new.”
Of course, you won’t need an inspection the same year that your new roof was installed. But when another year passes, it’s extremely important that you get a roofing inspection. Even if your roof is new, you should still schedule an annual roof inspection to ensure that it will remain healthy. Catching an early issue will help save you money, and if something were to happen in your first year, it will more than likely be covered by your warranty.
“Insulation and ventilation have nothing to do with my roof.”
Oftentimes, people have no idea how important the insulation and ventilation is to the health of their roof. Not having the proper ventilation in your attic can cause moisture to get trapped, causing gradual damage to your roof. It’s important to make sure that your ventilation is functioning properly and the best way to do this is with an annual inspection.
“My roof is completely covered under warranty.”
This isn’t to say that your warranty doesn’t matter, but it’s of the utmost importance that you’re reading your warranty. There are manufacturer’s warranties and warranties that you can purchase from a roofer. The two are very different and cover different things. When it comes to a manufacturer’s warranty, make sure that you hire roofers that the manufacturer approves of to ensure that your warranty is valid.
Get the Facts from Your Local Roofers
Doing your research is great for every homeowner to take part in, but it’s important to be wary of the information you’re getting from certain sources. If you come across a fact that is actually fiction but aren’t quite sure about its authenticity, don’t hesitate to contact your local roofing contractors for clarification. It’s better to be safe than it is to be sorry. A bad fact could potentially lead to higher costs in the long run, so keep an eye out for falsehoods!
If you’re currently in need of a roofing contractor for roof repairs, inspections, or an entire roof replacement, don’t hesitate to contact our roofers here at Hippo Roofing Company. Our experts will offer the helping hand and honesty you need to care for your roof. Call us today for a free quote!