Debunking Common Roofing MythsBy Stacy Mellete
The roofing system is one of the most vital parts of your property.
It provides comfort and protection against the elements. Additionally, the roof can also contribute to your property’s curb appeal and resale value. In today’s blog post, we will debunk some of the most common roofing myths.
Hopefully, this article will shed light and help you make more informed decisions with your roofing projects. Read on.
Myth 1: Modern roofs do not require maintenance.
Potential problems with metal roofing:
- Oil canning
Myth 2: Metal roofs will be struck by lightning.
You may have heard that metal roofs are prone to lightning strikes because metals are conductors, but this is not true at all. In fact, a metal roof can make a lightning strike LESS DANGEROUS. Metal is an electrically conductive material. This means that when lightning hits it, the electrical charge will pass through instead of building up heat. Additionally, a metal roof is non-combustible, which further reduces the threat of fire and explosion.
Myth 3: Darker roofs mean higher energy bills.
Another misconception is that darker roofs absorb heat and make your home warmer, causing you to pay higher air conditioning bills. Again, this is not entirely true! The main reason for higher or uncomfortable temperatures is because there’s something wrong with your roof vents or attic insulation.
Myth 4: The more attic insulation, the better.
Proper attic insulation is crucial for your roofing system. However, keep in mind that too much insulation can also lead to structural problems. A reputable roofing contractor should know the ideal amount of insulation your home needs to maintain proper airflow and circulation.
Myth 5: Your roof is in good condition because there are no leaks.
Just because there are no visible issues, your roof is in good shape. Keep in mind that some roofing problems can be challenging to detect. Here are some of the least obvious signs of roof damage:
- Animals or critters running on the roof
- Whistling sounds in your home
- Black spots in your roof
- Buckling shingles
Experts recommend to get your roof inspected by professional Tampa roofers at least twice or thrice a year. However you should consider these factors:
- Weather conditions
- Tree coverage
- Age of your roof
These are just some of the common roofing myths you should know. If you have any questions, feel free to leave your comments below.