The Roofing Myth Busters
There are always going to be myths that linger in our society. Bigfoot exists, Vitamin C wards off colds, shaking a polaroid helps the photo develop. Believe it or not, there are also common myths about roofs. Today we want to clear up some misconceptions of roofing. Choosing the roof that’s right for you could very well depend on knowing these facts. Certainly it will assist you when trying to decide to fix your roof or get a new one all together. This is the first article in the series of roofing myths, so stay tuned!
Myth: A New Roof can be Installed on your Existing Roof.
You should not put a new layer of roof on top of the existing roof. If you do, then you could definitely run into trouble. The wooden sheathing under the shingle needs to be inspected during the re-roofing process. For example, there is potential for rot under the existing shingles, and excessive rot may call for a complete replacement. Removing the layer of old shingles may be the only option. You might also need to replace the underlayment or joists which requires getting rid of your old roof anyway. Installing a new roof on top of an old one can be a terrible idea that costs you more in the end. Call a licensed Anaheim roofing contractor at (800) 766-8000 or request a free estimate. And remember, never, ever, let someone install a new roof on an old roof.
Myth: You don’t Need a Professional to Install Your Roof.
Some people may say that anyone, even you, can perform the roof installation on your home. But not having an experienced, Anaheim roofing contractor work on your home could lead to some costly mistakes. A roof that is not installed properly can have substandard qualities and possible failures that were easily avoidable. Different roof types and materials require different sets of knowledge in order to install. Make sure you have it done right the first time, and hire an experienced contractor to install your roof. Don’t pay for multiple re-roofs.
Misconceptions of Roofing in Anaheim Debunked!
Here at Western Roofing Systems, we have heard many different myths and misconceptions of roofing. Some can be debunked logically, others require experience. We have been a trusted roofing company in communities across California for over 30 years. We know roofing. Our team is ready to assist in making your family’s home a safe place for years to come. Stay tuned for more roofing myths in our following article .
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