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Roofing Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Only leaky roofs call for replacement.

Not all roofing issues and damages are as easily detected as a visible leak. In cases of suspected damage, it is suggested that a qualified roofer come evaluate your facility to identify any problems that should be addressed before they progress into even bigger repairs. Remember, if water does enter the roofing system, it can damage the decking, structural components, and other inside elements, which means that if you do have to replace your roof, you'll also have to replace the other components below. Still, if there is no suspected damage, it is recommended to have your facility’s roof inspected regularly to catch any potential issues early on.

Repairing my roof will be too expensive.

This is a common misconception that hinders business owners from taking the necessary precautions to safeguard their shop and roof. While substantial repairs can be costly, many repairs can be completed quickly and inexpensively. Interstate Roofing will be able to detect the problem and provide a cost-effective solution, saving you money in the long term. Catching damage before it progresses to more serious issues will extend the life of your roof, but only if completed within a timely manner.

A new roof will not need to be maintained for many years.

As stated previously, careful care and maintenance will ensure that your roof remains in good working order for decades. If you think of your roof like a new car, it's easier to understand why it's so important to invest in its upkeep on a regular basis. You definitely won't expect any significant problems if you buy a brand new automobile, but you'll still take it in for regular oil and engine checks—the same should be done with your roof. Although you shouldn't have any major problems with a new roof, such as leaks, dents, or punctures, it's vital to maintain it on a regular basis to ensure that things like roof penetrations remain sealed.

A roof can be easily repaired using the do-it-yourself method.

To repair a roof correctly, you'll need years of skill and professional knowledge. Leaving your roof to an inexperienced friend or self-educating through YouTube tutorial videos is a risky move. Since your building protects your investments and business, it is important that repairs are done properly. Roof repairs involve a number of aspects and stages, and even one minor error could jeopardize your roof and the contents within your business. When it comes to roof repairs and replacements, always seek the advice of certified roofing specialists at Interstate Roofing.

If you believe your roof is damaged, or need to schedule an inspection, call Interstate Roofing at (608)783-2106.

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