Junk These 4 Myths About Roof Repair
Myths surround our roofing system, and many can be detrimental, including the following misconceptions around roof repairs.
1. Roof damage won’t really affect anything else in your home
The state of your roof affects everything in your home. Leaky roofs can cause mold growth, and its negative effects on a person’s health. Poorly ventilated attics can affect your indoor temperature and HVAC requirements, too. Always have your roof repaired no matter how minor the damage may seem to be.
2. DIY solutions are adequate for small roof repairs
There is a lot of information online that may convince you to do your own roof repairs. A couple of missing or broken shingles shouldn’t be too hard to replace. However, you should consider that a job may look easy for professional roofers to complete, but that’s only because they have the necessary experience to perform it.
3. Paying for repairs is cost-effective at all times
If you have an older roof that constantly requires repairs, you may be spending too much on something that needs to be replaced. Even the best roofs have a limit on how long their service life can be expected to last. If yours is near or past that, you have to start considering replacing instead of repairing. Remember to consult with a reputable contractor so you can rest assured that you are getting the best possible advice regarding your roof.
4. If your roof looks good on the outside, it must be in top shape
As a homeowner, you should know that not all types of structural damage are visible on the outside. You may think your shingles are intact, but if your attic has a moisture retention problem, that means that your roofing surface needs to be inspected. Your gutters may look great, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t possibly clogged with debris, which you may only find out about once a storm hits your area.
Learn about other roof repair myths you may have come across and what you should actually do to protect your roof from damage with the help of Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. We have worked on 40,000 roofs since our founding in 1998, and the knowledge we have gained since then will surely benefit your home. Call us at (713) 466-4447 for a free consultation.
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