We’re right at the beginning of the roof repair season—throughout the spring and summer months, people all across the United States will be seeking contractors to help patch up their roofs or replace them entirely. However, despite how important a job this is, there are a whole lot of misconceptions among people about roofing.
Here are a few examples of some of the most common myths about roof repair in Salt Lake City, UT—and the truths behind them:
- My roof should last forever: No roof will last forever, and if you have a contractor who attempts to pull you in with a “lifetime guarantee,” you should immediately rule them out of the job. Even the most durable slate, tile and shingles will need to be replaced or repaired eventually. While a high-quality roof can certainly last several decades, it will always need to be replaced at some point.
- I’m capable of handling the job myself: Unless you are a professional roofer yourself, roofing is too important of a job to take on as a DIY-er with no experience in it. There are many different processes in a roofing job that require some serious knowhow, and if you fail to do a good job, there will be some significant negative consequences.
- It will take a lot of time for contractors to get the job done: Not at all! If you work with the right roofing company and the weather is on your side, the whole job should be done in a day or two. This is another reason why it’s important to only work with professionals—if you attempt to get the job done by yourself, it will take significantly longer and be more likely to be exposed to bad weather.
- Replacing the roof will have a negative effect on my homeowner’s insurance: Again, this is not true at all. Some people are under the mistaken impression that their insurance policy will be canceled if they replace their roof, but the truth is that the vast majority of states have laws protecting homeowners’ claims if they get their roof replaced. In fact, it’s probably better for your insurance to get the roof replaced, as living under a damaged or unstable roof makes you a higher, more expensive risk for the insurance provider.
- My roofing warranty will have me covered: Most warranties and their conditions will only apply if you have taken reasonable steps to maintain a good, safe roof. So if you are negligent when it comes to keeping your roof in good shape, there’s a good chance the warranty has actually been voided. This means you’re without the protection of a roof and the roofing warranty.
These are just a few examples of some of the most common roofing misconceptions we hear from people in the Salt Lake City area and beyond. For more information about roof repair in Salt Lake City, UT and to get a quote for your job, contact the team at Stubbs Roofing, Inc. today.
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