It’s a fact. There are a lot of reputable roofing companies. But sadly, there are also quite a few who are less than honest when it comes to the facts they’re touting to their customers. You may not be getting the whole story about roof repair, roof replacement, or the other elements that contribute to the health of your roofing system. We are going to dispel some myths we’ve heard about the care and maintenance of your roof.
All Shingles are the Same
MYTH. If this were true, there would be only one type of shingle. Even individual manufacturers make different shingles with varying features. In general, there are two types of asphalt shingles; 3-tab and architectural. Three-tab shingles are lower in cost, last a shorter amount of time and are one-dimensional. Architectural shingles give your roof the appearance of wood shake or slate. Some shingles have wind warranties, some are impact resistant, others are certified as Cool Roofs by ENERGY STAR®. So clearly, All shingles are not the same.
Putting a Second Layer of Shingles on Your Home is Better
MYTH. Although a roofing overlay, the term for installing a new roof over your old one, is legal, it’s not better. In fact, in many cases the new roof won’t last as long as it could because it will be directly impacted by the old roof and the issues it had. Ideally installing a new roofing system is your best bet for a sound roof. If your roofing company strips your roof down to the roof deck, inspects it, installs new underlayment, flashing, and shingles, your roof will last longer and will better protect your home.
Annual Roofing Inspections are a Waste
MYTH. Many reputable roofing companies provide annual roofing inspections and charge for them. It’s well worth your investment to pay for an annual roofing inspection because your roofer can perform proactive maintenance. Small issues like loose flashing or a mis-aligned shingle can be corrected before they become a big problem and cause water damage in your attic or home.
If you have a roofing company you know and trust, schedule regular inspections and perform roof repair as soon as it becomes necessary. If you don’t have a roofer you trust, call Premo Roofing Contractors. We’ll perform a no obligation inspection of your roof and come up with a plan for repair. Let us be your partner on all your roofing, siding, and window needs. Call 831-443-3605 or fill out our contact form today.
FACT. A properly installed roof will bring you and your home many years of protection. And, maintaining that roof with occasional service from a reputable Central Coast roofing company has proven itself to be a great investment.