10 Common Roofing Myths and Misconceptions

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, providing protection and shelter for you and your family. However, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding roofing out there that can lead to confusion and potentially costly mistakes.

In the list below, we’ll debunk 10 common roofing myths and misconceptions and provide you with accurate information to help you make informed decisions about your roof.

Myth #1: Roofing maintenance isn’t necessary if there aren’t any visible problems.

Fact: Regular maintenance is crucial to prevent small issues from becoming major problems. Inspections can catch problems early, saving money in the long run.

Myth #2: A new roof can be installed over an old one without issues.

Fact: This is called a roof overlay, and while this is possible in some cases, it’s generally not recommended. Call Jobin Roofing to determine if a roof overlay is right for your home or business.

Myth #3: Dark shingles will make a home hotter.

Clogged home rain gutter

Fact: The color of shingles has minimal impact on the overall temperature of a home. Proper ventilation and insulation are more important factors in controlling indoor temperature.

Myth #4: Clear gutters aren’t really important for the health of a roof.

Fact: Gutters play a crucial role in directing water away from the roof and foundation. Clogged or damaged gutters can lead to water damage and roof leaks.

Myth #5: Roof leaks are always easy to detect.

Fact: Roof leaks can be subtle and may not always be visible from the interior of the home. Regular inspections can help identify leaks early.

Myth #6: Roofing repairs are expensive.

Fact: Roofing repairs don’t need to break your bank. Routine maintenance can help prevent more extensive and expensive issues. If the need for a major roof repair arises, Jobin Roofing offers a roofing financing option.

Myth #7: Metal roofs attract lightning.

Fact: Metal roofs do not attract lightning any more than other roofing materials. In the event of a lightning strike, a metal roof is no more dangerous than other types of roofs.

Myth #8: Roof warranties are super complicated and not worth the time.

Fact: Roof warranties can potentially save you money in the long term. Jobin Roofing offers several roofing warranties, and one of our experts will be on hand to help you understand your options.

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Myth #9: Roofing work can be done in any weather.

Fact: Roofing work should ideally be done in dry weather to ensure proper installation and sealing of materials. Wet conditions can compromise the integrity of the roof.

Myth #10: DIY roof repairs are always worth a shot.

Fact: While minor repairs may be feasible for experienced DIYers, major roofing work should be left to professionals to ensure safety and proper installation. Call Jobin Roofing for a free estimate on your roofing project!

Get Your Info from Roofing Experts

It’s important to rely on accurate information from a trusted source when it comes to roofing to ensure the longevity of your roof and keep it looking aesthetically appealing to add value to your home.

At Jobin Roofing, we’re here to help demystify the roofing process and make your roofing project easy for you to understand, as it should be. Call our roofing experts for a free quote today!

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