Misleading Residential Roofing Notions

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Your home's roof is a part of the structure that will see substantial abuse over the course of time. This can lead to the roof suffering wear and tear that could pose serious threats to the building. Misinformation is unfortunately common when it comes to residential roofing, and this misinformation can lead homeowners to make the wrong decisions for their homes.

Myth: Interior Ceiling Leaks Always Mean You Have A Hole In Your Roof

There may come a time when you notice that there are water spots on the ceiling or you watch water actively drip from the ceiling. When you notice this problem, you may immediately assume that it is being caused by a hole in the roof. While a damaged roof can be a common cause of these leaks, it can also be possible for this damage to be caused by a plumbing issue. For this reason, you should have a plumbing inspect the area above the leak if roofers are unable to find a potential source of this problem in the exterior of your roof.

Myth: Snow Is Harmless To Your Roof

Snow accumulations are a wintertime fact of life for people living in many areas of the country. While snow can make roads and sidewalks slippery, it can pose other serious threats as well. More precisely, the roof of your home can be particularly vulnerable to suffering damage from snow accumulations as vast amounts of snow may gather on the roof. This can put enough additional weight on it to put the roof at a risk of collapsing. While you may not think that there will be much that you could do to prevent snow from damaging your roof, you can invest in emergency thawing systems that can be used to melt particularly large accumulations from your roof.

Myth: Asphalt Shingles Are The Most Durable Roofing Material

There are numerous roofing materials that you can use, and when you are needing to replace the roof, you will have to choose a material to be used. Many homeowners will want to choose the roofing material that will be the most durable as this can reduce the need for maintenance to be done to the structure. Sadly, it can be common for individuals to simply assume that asphalt shingles will be the most durable option. Yet, it is a reality that these shingles can be extremely vulnerable to storm and wind damage. More durable options may be stone tiles or spray foam as these will be less likely to suffer major damage during a serious weather event.

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15 August 2017

metal or shingled roofing - what do you choose?

I spent weeks researching metal and shingle roofing to try to figure out what would be the best material to use on my home. I weighed the costs, the length of life, the amount of maintenance required and how well each type would hold up to high winds and strong storms. After compiling all of the information that I needed to make an educated decision about the roofing for my home, I created a blog. This blog is meant to help other homeowners decide which roofing material would be best for their homes now and many years into the future.