7 Roofing Myths Debunked

Your roof is a very important part of your home, and therefore, it's important that you understand how it works. Just like with any other subject, there are a lot of myths floating around about roofs. Today, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company addresses several of these common roofing myths.

Myth #1 - You Don't Have to Remove Your Old Roof When Replacing It. 

One of the most common roofing myths out there is that you can just place your new shingles right on top of the old ones. While it seems like an easier and less expensive solution, it'll end up costing you more in the long run. By not removing the old shingles, you could be just covering up problem areas that need to be addressed. There could be damage to more than just the old shingles.

Myth #2 - Metal Roofing is Noisy. 

Many people believe that metal roofing is extremely noisy when precipitation hits it. This is actually not true. In fact, metal roofing is actually much quieter when compared to other roofing materials. Due to the solid sheathing that comes with modern metal roofing systems, loud metal roof are a thing of the past.

Myth #3 - All Asphalt Shingles are the Same. 

An asphalt shingle is an asphalt shingle, right? Wrong. While they may look very similar, different asphalt shingles are made to combat different problems. For example, some are designed to be algae-resistant. Each type of asphalt shingle is rated for durability as well; some have extreme wind resistance of up to 130 mph.

Myth #4 - The More Attic Insulation the Better. 

Insulation helps to regulate the temperature of your home and protect your roof from escaping heat (which can lead to ice dams in the winter). Most people believe they need more insulation than they actually do. The truth is, that too much insulation can actually block ventilation openings at the soffits and eaves. This can cause moisture to get trapped in your attic, leading to warp and rot of the sheathing. This also creates an environment for mold to thrive in.

Myth #5 - Gutters Don't Have Anything to Do with Your Roof. 

Gutters are often mistakenly viewed as a completely separate system from your roof. However, the gutters play a vital role in protecting your roof and home from water damage. While your roof is designed to divert water from your home, the gutters are needed to complete that task. They carry the water out away from your home instead of it just dripping down the sides of your house and causing water damage to your walls. Keeping the gutters clean and clear of debris is one of the most important roofing maintenance tasks you can perform.

Myth #6 - Metal Roofing is Too Expensive. 

When comparing roofing materials for your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll find that metal roofing is more expensive than some other types of roofing, like asphalt. However, when you spread the costs out over the life of the roof, you'll find that metal roofing is actually not that much more expensive. Metal roofs last longer than many other materials and they require less maintenance. When you crunch the numbers, metal can actually be the more cost-effective choice.

Myth #7 - A Roof Inspection is not Needed Unless Damage is Visible. 

While visible damage does call for a roof inspection, you should have your roof inspected twice a year. The key to a long-lasting roof is prevention. A professional inspection will help you find problem areas and minor issues before they turn into major damages that require costly repairs. Find a company that offers free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, and schedule one today.

Unfortunately, many homeowners that believe some of these myths have ended up with roofing issues that could have been avoided. For any concerns about your Lake of the Ozarks roof, give us a call at 573-302-0354. Above & Beyond Roofing is here for all your residential and commercial roofing needs!

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