Over the course of someones life, they get fed a lot of information from a lot of people. In every aspect of life, so much of this knowledge is extremely helpful in understanding day to day life and important decision processes. But, it is important to know that sprinkled in throughout all those recommendations are myths and false advice. When it comes to roofing, we see people doing it wrong all the time. Again, a few small incorrect decisions may not seem like the biggest deal in the world but they can have lasting implications. Check out some of these myths and make sure that you stay clear from them!
1. Reshingling over old shingles is fine and saves money:
While it may save you a couple bucks in the short term, installing an asphalt roof on top of your old one will certainly lead to costly repairs in the future.
2. Roof Inspections are only important when I have a leak:
When you start noticing that your roof is leaking, there is a very good chance that there is a far bigger underlying issue. Having a professional inspection on your roof every year will lead to small maintenance jobs that will strengthen your roof and limit those costly issues. It will also lengthen the life of your roof saving you from needing a replacement much earlier than anticipated.
3. I’ll choose the roofer with the lowest quote:
We understand that money can be a driving force when someone is remodeling their home but you need to understand just like anything that you get what you pay for. So many roofers are able to offer such cheap roofing solutions because they cut corners, and don’t use the best materials out there. Mistakes during a roofing installation or repair can cost your much more money over the long run so take a deep dive into who you are hiring to work on your roof.
4. I need a new roof but I’ll just repair till I have money for a replacement:
Repairs are important on your roof but they are actually more expensive than you may know. If your roof is at the end of its days, repairing it time after time can be very costly. Going ahead with a roof replacement will probably save you money in the long run. So many contractors nowadays have financing options to make your new roof much more reasonable to pay for.
For more information about how Capital Construction can help you install a new roof, please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at (617) 319-1225 or through our online contact form.