Putting Roofing Rumors to Rest
There is a lot of bad information floating around about roofing, roofing issues, and roofing services. Whether it’s underqualified contractors assuring you that their rushed methods will work fine or your neighbor down the street insisting that licensed roofers will try to push overpriced and ineffective services, you may have heard a few myths about roofing that are quite simply untrue. We asked our fully trained and licensed roofing team to help us debunk some of the most pervasive myths out there. With their extensive experience, commitment to continuing education, and proven skills, you can trust that the experts of Lyons Roofing can help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to roofing!
1 – Your New Roof Can Be Installed Over Your Old One
Some contractors may try to tell you that your roof can be “repaired” by installing a new layer of shingles over your old, broken roof. But as any licensed roofer can tell you, this won’t get you the results you need. New shingles need to be installed with their own layer of underlayment and support, and that means that your roof will need to be fully replaced to ensure it can still protect your home effectively.
2 – Darker Roofs Mean Higher Bills
It’s a common assumption that darker shingles absorb heat and make your home hotter, causing you to pay higher air conditioning bills to combat the higher temperatures. However, this simply isn’t true. While darker shingles do absorb heat, they won’t make your home any hotter. That’s because your roof ventilation and attic insulation prevent that excess heat from entering your home, keeping your family cool and your energy bills low.
3 – All Asphalt Shingles are Created Equal
Asphalt shingles are one of the most common roofing materials on the market, but a lot of homeowners hesitate to install them, largely because of the pervasive belief that asphalt shingles are all cheap, plain, and unappealing. But the reality is that asphalt shingles come in multiple colors, shapes, and protection levels, and are in fact the most customizable roofing material on the market. With asphalt shingles, you can easily create a roof that’s customized to your family’s unique aesthetic and needs – you won’t be limited to the plain black roof typically associated with the material.
4 – Only the Most Extensive Damage Requires a Roof Replacement
Unless water is pouring from the ceiling, most people believe that their roof doesn’t need professional help. This can lead to the undertaking of dangerous DIY solutions that result in serious injuries and structural damage, or the belief that a roofing “patch” from an unqualified contractor is enough to get the job done. The truth is that there is a lot that can go wrong with your roof, and even the smallest or most subtle issues can compromise the protection that it provides. Roof replacements ensure that your entire roof is prepared to protect your home, and that and hidden issues won’t create a domino effect of accumulating damage. Plus, with the financing and promotions that licensed companies like Lyons Roofing typically offer, a roof replacement won’t wreak havoc on your budget.
Have more questions about roofing, or want to verify a bit of roofing trivia you overheard? Call Lyons Roofing at (520) 447-2522 to consult with our licensed, experienced experts!