Roof Maintenance Myths People Should Stop Believing

Your roofing system is designed to protect your entire property, which pretty much makes it the most important component of your home. That said, it’s crucial to ensure that it remains fully functional over the years. While homeowners are often reminded about the importance of regular upkeep, people should also be aware of maintenance practices they should be avoiding. In this post, we debunk the most common roof maintenance myths.

Roof Maintenance Myths

  • “All issues are covered by the roofing warranty.” Most manufacturers only provide coverage against material defects and problems caused by poor installation. Remember that storm damage repairs and replacement are not included, and neither are issues resulting from poor maintenance. 

  • “Modern roofs don’t need upkeep.” Despite recent innovations and advancements in modern roofing technology, it’s worth noting that there really isn’t a 20-year maintenance-free roof. However, a proactively-maintained roof has the potential to last well beyond its warranty with proper care and regular maintenance.

  • Maintenance begins only when you’ve identified a problem.” Obviously even the most premium products need to be maintained at a certain level, especially if you live in a harsh climate.

  • “You can repair your roof on your own.” Although it may seem like it will help you save time and money, DIYs are discouraged. It’s best to hire a professional to work on your roofing system for the right execution and for your safety. After all, a reputable, experienced contractor has the knowledge and technical skills to perform the repair smoothly in a timely manner. They also have access to the tools and equipment required to safely carry out the task.

  • Bone Dry Roofing — West is open and serving customers, providing peace of mind with superior roof replacement, roof repairs, insulation and gutter/downspout services in Fort Collins, CO. Call us today at (970) 364-7996 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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