Common Misconceptions of Homeowners about Roofs
When it comes to their roofs, many homeowners have many misconceptions. These misconceptions are the result of inaccurate information that is spread out of fear. No matter what misconceptions you might hold, we are here to reveal the truth.
#01. “ROOFS LAST FOREVER.”
A classic misconception. You must know, however, that nothing in the world lasts forever – and this includes roofs. You can have the most durable shingles, slate, or tile, but it does not mean that you do not have to maintain or replace it EVER. You will want to have the experts of SW Roofing inspect your roof to see if it is time to repair or replace it.
#02. “DIY ROOFING REPLACEMENTS WORK BEST.”
You attempt this, sure, but only if you are a roofer by profession. If you are not, then do yourself a favour and keep it off of your DIY To-Do list. Roofing is a tough task that involves many processes and requires different skills and knowledge. The consequences of doing an inadequate job on your roof can prove to be fatal – something that you absolutely do not want.
#03. “ROOF REPLACEMENT TAKES TOO LONG.“
This is not true if you hire professional roofing contractors. If the weather is on your side, roofing experts can get the whole thing done in a day or two. So, if you are in need of emergency repair services or roof replacement, make sure to only trust the experts.
#04. “I SHOULD JUST REPAIR MY ROOF.”
Having your roof repaired is the more cost-effective action, yes, but there will come a time when repairs are not sufficient and you could end up spending a lot of money over the long run on subsequent repairs. It is often better to invest in a replacement and get to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your roof will last for years.
#05. “MY HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE WILL GET CANCELED IF I HAVE THE ROOF REPLACED.”
This is simply not true. Most provinces have laws that protect homeowners’ claims if they ever get their roofs replaced. This is due to the fact that living under an unstable or damaged roof is risky, especially if a rainstorm, snowstorm, hailstorm, or a cataclysmic weather event takes place.
#06. “MY ROOFING WARRANTY COVERS EVERYTHING.”
You’ll want to check your warranty again and confirm what it covers. Most terms and conditions of insurance apply only to roofs that have been well-maintained. If, however, you have been negligent in terms of proper roof maintenance, then the insurance might already be null and void.
If your roof is in need of repair or replacement, call us today! Our roofing experts at SW Roofing will make sure to handle all your roofing needs!