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Roof It Forward - Debunking Popular Roofing Myths

June 07, 2022

Unfortunately, there are many myths when it comes to roofing. By not knowing the proper information about roofing, your roof and home could be at risk. Keep reading to debunk popular roofing myths with ARAC Roof It Forward.

  1. A New Roof Can Be Installed On Top Of Your Old One

Some contractors will try to tell you that your existing roof does not have to be removed prior to installing your new roof or that your roof can simply be repaired by installing new shingles on top. However, this will not actually fix your roofing issue. New shingles need their own new underlayment materials. The only way to complete this is by properly removing all old roofing material before installing the new material.

  1. Your Roof Should Be Replaced Every Decade

You may commonly hear that you need to replace your roof every ten years to make sure you have a great quality roof protecting your home. There is actually no set rule on how often your roof should be replaced. The timeline of replacing your roof is dependent on many different factors. Some of these factors include the type of roofing material used, the quality of the materials, the quality of workmanship, the properly been well maintained, and the climate & weather patterns in your area. Most roofs last 15 to 25 years if it is taken care of properly.

  1. Darker Roofs Mean Higher Energy Bills

Many people may assume that darker shingles absorb heat, making your home hotter in the summer months. If your home is hotter, your energy bills will increase by trying to keep your home cool and comfortable. This myth is far from the truth; Darker shingles can absorb heat, but they will not make your home hotter. As long as you have the proper insulation and ventilation, excess heat will not enter your home, keeping your energy bills from hiking in the summertime.

  1. Only Roof Leaks Require Repairs

Leaks are not the only sign that your roof needs repair. Any damage such as missing shingles or holes needs immediate repair. By leaving damage unattended on your roof, you're leaving your home susceptible to extensive damage and costly repairs.

  1. All Roofing Companies Are Created Equal

Not all roofing companies will provide you with high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service. It's important you do your research before choosing a roofing company to make sure they are reputable, knowledgeable, and experienced. Roof It Forward has been providing high-quality roofing solutions to the metro Atlanta area since 2005. Our technicians are qualified and experienced to ensure your roof is keeping you and your family safe.

Knowing the truth about your roof will help you make sure that you're keeping your roof and home safe. ARAC Roof It Forward offers a free video inspection to ensure your roof is in great condition. If our qualified technicians notice any problem areas, we'll address the problem with you, discuss repair options, and provide an estimate for the repair. Schedule your free video inspection today.


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