Just thinking about roof replacement can make many people cringe. This is understandable because replacing your roof can be stressful! It is a major project and significant investment of time and money. It can also be a very confusing process, and there are many myths and misconceptions out there about roof repair. Many of these misconceptions stem simply out of fear and misinformation. Here are five common myths of roof repair:
Roofs Should Last Forever. As much as we wish this were true, it is not true – especially in the extreme weather conditions of North Texas. Scorching sun, high winds, heavy downpours, and golf-ball size hail all impact how long your roof will last. On average, a composite shingle roof lasts about 15 years. Other materials like tile or metal may last longer, but nothing is forever.
I Can Repair/Replace My Roof Myself. Chances are you are not a roofer by trade. This means that repairing or replacing your roof is going to be a long, arduous and expensive endeavor. It may even cost you more if you fail and you must hire a professional roofing company to fix your mistakes.
I Can Skip Replacement and just Need a Repair. Unless you are a professional roofer, you likely are not qualified to make that call. While in some cases repairs are the right thing to do, certain mitigating factors warrant replacement.
A Roof Claim is Bad for My Insurance. Many people are afraid to file a claim for a roof repair or replacement because they think it will cause them to lose their policy. It is not true; insurance company cannot cancel your policy if you file a claim.
I’m Covered Under My Warranty. Warranties are great things to have, but there are limits and terms of many warranties that you may leave you uncovered. Learn the limits of your warrant to understand your options.
What misconceptions do you have about roof replacement? Let a professional roofing company put your mind at ease.