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Common Misconceptions In The Roofing Industry

Jan 13, 2022 | Blog, Roofing

Completing a roofing project can be a daunting undertaking. The numerous terms, facts, and figures are enough to make anyone dizzy. Matters are further complicated when myths and misconceptions are spread about roofing projects and the roofing industry as a whole. Luckily for you, we at Rojas Roofing are happy to help you make sense of it all. We’ve been in the roofing industry for years and have put in the time and effort to know what works best for the homeowners of Indianapolis.

Common Misconceptions In The Roofing Industry

It Makes Sense To Install New Shingles Over My Old Ones

This is a common misconception and mistake that thousands of homeowners make every year. Installing new shingles over your old ones is a roofing shortcut that only serves an aesthetic purpose. By failing to remove your old shingles, you and your roofing contractor cannot determine the actual state of your roofing materials and thus your roofing system as a whole. Your roof deck may be damaged, or there may be a hole in your waterproof underlayment. If this is the case, your new and old shingles would need to be removed for these roofing components to be repaired or replaced. Therefore, in the long run, it is easier and makes economic sense to remove all old shingles when replacing your rooftop.

A Roof Warranty Covers Everything

Wouldn’t you just love that to be true? While some warranties are very comprehensive, they still don’t cover 100% of the materials involved in the entire roofing process. It is essential that you read all the details of the warranty at the inception of the roofing project rather than when you notice an issue that you hope will be covered.

One example is a warranty covering the materials but not the underlayment – these are technicalities easy to look past if you just skimp through the details of the warranty.

Anyone Can Replace Or Repair Your Roofing System

You might think that it is cheaper and easier to hire anyone off the street to work on your rooftop; however, several things can go wrong in this situation. A fly-by-night roofer may end up damaging your roof, your home, injuring you or themselves. An amateur roof is also probably not insured, which means the costs for any damages incurred will have to come out of your pocket.

Roofing Maintenance Starts When You Identify A Problem

Considering the money you’re spending on a new roof, it figures that constant maintenance is a must, regardless of whether or not you’re experiencing issues. In the same that you would take your car for a service every few years or miles covered, so too should your roof be checked. We recommend getting a professional roofing contractor in every two years to assess the general health of your roof.

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If exceptional roofing services are what you’re looking for, then give Rojas Roofing a call today.