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Debunking Common Roofing Misconceptions

Investing in your roof in the right way at the right time can be extremely beneficial to the quality of your home. Although there are many misconceptions around roofing, with the right roofing company, the process of a roof replacement can be a breeze. The stigma around roofing is one that needs to be debunked.

I cannot see damage and I don't have any missing shingles so why get it replaced?

Many issues with a roof are not always visible from the ground. Getting your roof inspected can uncover small problems before they turn into a larger and more costly issue to your home.

My roof hasn’t begun to leak so there is no need to get my roof replaced.

The only way to ensure the safety of your home is to get your roof inspected to prevent damage before it occurs. Never wait until your roof begins to leak because the amount of damage it can cause becomes extremely costly. Leaks and damage in ones roof are not always easy to spot which is why it is important to be proactive.

If I get my roof replaced, my insurance premiums will go up.

Regardless if you get your roof replaced or not, your insurance premiums will go up. Hail and storms are an “Act of God”. There is no way to control or prevent a storm. Therefore, your insurance premiums will not go up because you are not liable, they will go up based on the amount of claims filed in the region, so you might as well get it done!

It’s OK to place new shingles on tops of my old shingles.

While some roofing companies do this, Richard Restoration will always strip off your old shingles. The material underneath your shingles called “decking” which can become rotted and cause leaks. The only way to ensure a new, secure roof is to start from scratch and inspect every layer of one's roof. If one was to put new shingles on top of old ones, they would possibly be covering up an even bigger issue underneath the shingles. Double layered shingles also makes for difficulty of installation and the shingles are almost never driven into the decking in this case.

My house was built recently and my roof is brand new. I do not need to get it replaced.

Unfortunately, regardless of when you got your roof replaced or done, there is still a need for a new roof if there has been a hail storm. Hail storms create extensive problems to one's roof whether or not it is brand new or years old.

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