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Debunking myths about roof repair service
June 28, 2021 at 7:00 AM
Debunking myths about roof repair service

One of the most basic needs in life is having a roof over your head. Once you have that roof, it’s important to maintain it so that it stays there. There are many myths out there that surround roof maintenance and repair. At Family Restoration Inc., we want to help you understand the importance of quality roof repair service and why you should pay close attention to proper maintenance. We have debunked six myths surrounding roof repair so you know when to call our team.

1. You can install new shingles over your old ones

There’s a common misconception that you can simply repair your roof by adding more shingles on top of the ones that you already have. Your roof can only support so much weight and adding shingles on top of shingles compromises the strength of your roof by adding more nails into the wood and piling on more weight. Should you get a heavy snowfall, your roof won’t be as capable of holding the load.

2. Only replace the roof when it leaks

Often leaks aren’t the result of an immediate or minor problem. If your roof is leaking inside its structural components or even into your house, you’ve likely had a problem on your hands for quite a while. Get out in front of potential problems to save your home from significant structural damage that can be very costly to fix in the end.

3. It’s expensive to repair your roof

Yes, it can be very expensive to repair your roof. However, if you’re proactive in having your roof inspected and identifying problems before they progress, you won’t have to pay for a costly, invasive repair. Minor repairs can save you time and money in the long run.

4. No such thing as too much insulation

While it might seem like a good idea to pack your roofing with loads of insulation to keep the air in and moisture out, there is such a thing as too much insulation. It’s important to let some amount of airflow in and out of your home. Circulating air through your roof and attic prevents moisture from accumulating, which creates a damp environment and promotes the growth of mold and mildew.

5. All shingles are the same

If you want to make sure that your roof lasts for a long time, it’s important that you buy shingles that will last as well. Traditional asphalt shingles are manufactured to last about 20 years, which might be longer than what you’re planning to be in your home. However, you can ensure that your roof will stand up to the test of time and the elements by purchasing higher quality shingles that are made to last as long as 40 or 50 years.

6. Roof repair is easy

Understanding the nuances and details that go into fixing your roof takes more than watching a couple of YouTube videos. Get a professional who has years of experience with roof repair service so you can be confident that the fix will hold. You don’t want to have to call in a professional to repair what you attempted as well as anything that might have gotten damaged in the process. There’s too much at stake when it comes to a strong roof, don’t leave it up to a DIY video to fix yours.

Schedule an inspection

If you have any concerns about the state of your roof, don’t wait to call an expert. Reach out to our team at Family Restoration Inc. today and we can schedule an inspection or roof repair service. Get in touch by calling 847-209-9541 or send us a message using our online contact form. We look forward to working with you.