When it comes to the roof that protects a home and the family that lives there, most homeowners don’t know very much about theirs. There is also a good deal of misinformation surrounding roofing materials and roof repair. Unfortunately, all of the bad info out there can lead to poor decisionmaking when a roof is in need of repair or maintenance.
A professional and qualified roofing contractor is ultimately the best source of information when it comes to your roof. While bad advice and roofing myths can lead homeowners to take on a project themselves or hire amateur contractors, hiring a professional roofer can save you money and frustration. In this post, our roofing repair contractors at The Construction Group break down some of the most common roofing misconceptions and how we help you avoid them.
1. Anyone Can Handle a DIY Roofing Repair
We live in the Digital Age, and if you don’t know how to do something, there’s a good chance you can find a tutorial for it on the web. But just because you can find a video teaching you the basics of home roof repair doesn’t mean it’s a simple project just anyone should take on.
Working on your roof can be dangerous business, which is why it’s important to hire a licensed and certified contractor. Repairing your roof yourself or using an unlicensed contractor can also void your warranty and put your home at risk down the road.
2. If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It
This is one of the most common homeowner misconceptions that applies equally to siding, windows, roofs, and gutters. Too often, out of sight means out of mind. But the truth is that even high-performance roofing products are vulnerable to the elements, and after about ten years of wear, your roof will begin to show its age.
We’ll need to perform annual maintenance from the time your roof is installed to make sure it’s still in good shape and keep your warranty valid. And anytime your roof is subject to extreme storms or snow, it’s a good idea to get a storm damage assessment and cut off any problems at the pass.
3. Roof Replacement Will Shut Down Your Life For Too Long
One of the biggest obstacles to roof replacement is the misconception that getting your roof repaired will bring your life to a screeching halt. This usually comes from homeowners who have seen other roof repair projects take far too long around their neighborhood. The truth is that these longer wait times are usually connected to amateur contractors. When you bring in a team of professional roofing contractors, your roof repair time will be quoted to you ahead of time. Depending on the needs of your roof, it may only take a few days.
Connect with our Twin Cities Roofing Replacement Contractors
If you’ve been putting off a roof repair or replacement, our team of professional Woodbury roofing contractors can help. Don’t risk DIY repair or an amateur project when you can have the protection and professionalism of a skilled and licensed roof contracting team.
We’ll discuss your warranty and insurance ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Connect with our roofing contractors by calling 651-731-5857 or contact us for your free estimate on a roof repair.