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  • Writer's pictureApril Dacas, VP

Common Roofing Myths Debunked


Maintaining a home is something that should be taken seriously. After all, your home is a significant financial investment that could affect your financial health.

From windows to siding, foundation, and landscape, various parts of your home need care and attention to continue adding value to your home. One often neglected aspect of your home is your roof, which is hard at work keeping it all together.

Your roof: How much do you really know?

So you put a couple of shingles or tiles up, and there’s nothing to worry about, right? This is not the case. Your roof needs regular repair and maintenance to protect you and your home from the elements. How much do you know about roof care, repair, and replacement? Upon delving into this topic, many homeowners find that they are woefully unprepared to handle the challenges that come with caring from a roof.

Common roof myths, debunked!

The following myths are well-known and circulated among roofers, but they may be new information to us. Take note of these erroneous beliefs and commit to learning more about this essential aspect of your home and property. Here are some common roof myths, debunked. It’s time you knew the truth about your roof!

Myth #1: Foot traffic will damage a roof.

Contrary to popular belief, walking on your roof will not damage it. It is possible to injure yourself when getting up on its steep slope. If you believe that your roof needs inspection and repair, it’s best to let a professional roofer handle the details of getting up, inspecting, and assessing its condition to make repairs as needed. Not to worry; your roofer probably has some tips and tricks for safely getting back down on the ground too.

Myth #2: Inspections can be annual

Your roof is exposed to the elements 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. This constant barrage of dirt, debris, and UV rays is bound to break down even the most solid structure over time. Bump up the regular inspections to twice annually, and schedule more if you regularly have severe storms rolling through your neighborhood. Minor repairs cost less than complete roof replacement; don’t let roof neglect put you in a position to make major repairs and replacements.

Myth #3: Roof repairs are always expensive.

The cost of roof repairs will depend largely on the extent of the damage to your roof. Minor repairs can cost as little as a few hundred dollars, while more extensive ones can cost thousands. It’s always easier to perform minor maintenance than it is to replace large portions of your roof. Do not hesitate to call a roofer for an inspection, as proactive maintenance can save you significant money over time.

Myth #4: If my roof isn’t leaking, it’s in perfect shape.

By the time water has made its way into your home through your roofline, there is significant damage to your roof. Small holes may be present already, letting debris and moisture through that can quickly build up inside your roof layers. As it seeps through, it causes the formation of mold and mildew that can overtake your entire roof. Have your roof regularly inspected and fortified to prevent moisture from seeping through and destroying its whole structure.

Myth #5: I can take care of roof repairs myself.

Roof repair is dangerous and can cost you thousands more in restoration if you perform work incorrectly. Roofing professionals have access to the right tools, materials, and expertise to get the job done right. Trust your roof to the professionals at Len’s Roofing. With over twenty years of experience, stellar customer service, and a commitment to quality, we’ll take any roof repair and restore your home and roof to its former strength and beauty. Contact us now for a consultation and have peace of mind that you are protecting your home and property as you should. Visit or call us at 941-896-7897 to make an appointment today.


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