Your roof is your home’s most vital protection against the elements — sunlight, rain, hail, snow, wind, and everything else that may fall from the sky — but it is normally very low on our priority lists as homeowners. A roof is something that we as homeowners have put into the back of our minds in most cases since they, for the most part, are reliable and don’t give reason for concern. Most homeowners might only purchase one or two roofs in their entire lifetimes. With that being said, many of the beliefs and ideas commonly held by homeowners today about their roofs are actually myths. We at BulletROOF® are dedicated to debunking these myths and setting the record straight so that you don’t make any misguided decisions when it comes to your roof.
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Your New Roof Can Just Be Placed Over The Current One
Although there are many building codes out there that will tell you that this is acceptable, the fact of the matter is there is no way to examine the condition of the underlying sheathing. This is your protective covering between the shingles and the actual wood of your home that keeps moisture out and prevents molding. If the sheathing isn’t examined for any damage, then you are likely to end up with the same issues that you had with your old roof. This is why we always recommend stripping off the old shingles for the most effective roof repair.
All Asphalt Shingles Are The Same
Asphalt shingles are all made out of asphalt, so they’re all the same, right? Wrong. Before you simply accept whatever shingles your roofing company says they are going to apply to your roof, it is important to note that there is a difference between shingle types, and some are better for certain conditions than others. Shingles are rated in terms of durability — the most durable are guaranteed to last 50 years and withstand winds of up to 130 mph. There are also shingles that are meant to prevent specific problems that commonly occur in certain environments. In humid areas like Georgia, black mold is a frequent problem that homeowners run into. For this, algae resistant shingles are the best defender as they are embedded with granules of zinc and copper. When the granules combine with water from rain, they act as natural algaecides preventing mold.
It Takes A Long Time To Complete A Roof Replacement
As long as Mother Nature is permitting, skilled, professional roofing contractors like ours at BulletROOF® can replace your roof in a day or two. They should be able to provide you with a relatively accurate estimate of how many days it will take and when they can begin.
For more information about the common myths of roof repair, stay tuned for part two where we will cover more topics that have false assumptions and shine a light on the truth!
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