5 Common Myths About Roofing Debunked

Debunking the Roof Myths you have heard

Understanding your roof can be a little tricky, after all, you have to think about shingles, and ventilation, and also consider gutters and fascia.

To help you become better informed about the roof of your home, we will be debunking some myths.


MYTH 1- Leaks are the only thing to worry about

Even without leaks, your roof deserves attention, inspection, and routine maintenance in the summer as well as in spring. The inspection should include checking the condition of your roof shingles, gutters, and flashing.

You’ll need to care for your roof during this period with some important tips, as well as during winter and fall.


MYTH 2- It’s okay to simply add a new layer of shingles

This myth is associated with cutting costs, but it is a risky decision to add a new layer of shingles over an old roof. Sometimes, it is necessary to change the entire roof or repair the damage properly.

It is our duty to inspect your roof decking when we remove your old roof to ensure that there are no leaks and damages. Improper assessment of your roof can cause problems as time goes on.


Myth 3- Dark shingles translate to higher energy bills 

Although darker shingles are known to absorb more heat when it is sunny, it doesn’t always amount to higher energy costs. With a properly insulated and ventilated roof, the heat will not be absorbed into your living space.


Myth 4- A roof shouldn’t be replaced unless it is leaking 

A leak is not a sign of failure of a roof. There can be several reasons why your roof needs to be changed.

Water can damage your roof decking or its structure when it enters. When this happens, you’ll need to spend more on repairs when you indeed want to change your roof.

You need a professional to assess your roof and let you know whether you have moisture damage, the extent of the damage, and what to do next.

We can carry out the assessment, advise you on the next step, and also offer repair and replacement services that are in your best interest.


Myth 5- Asphalt Shingles are all the same

Asphalt shingles don’t all have the same quality, although they are made from similar materials.

Asphalt shingles often have different qualities, colors, and textures, especially when they are produced by different brands.

That’s why you need an expert to recommend the right product that falls within your needs and budget.

Although many roofing contractors might recommend composition shingles or asphalt shingles due to their ability to withstand the Pacific Northwest weather that includes rain, snow, hail, and wind, these shingles are porous and susceptible to mildew and mold growth. So, frequent maintenance is necessary.