No matter how well you maintain your roof, it won’t last forever. In fact, the average asphalt shingle roof only lasts for about 20 years with regular maintenance and upkeep. This means you’ll eventually need to work with your trusted Denver roofing contractor
to replace it. Sounds like a big deal, right? If you’re like most homeowners, you’re probably a bit nervous about the process. You don’t have to be. Read on to learn about a few of the most common myths about installing a new roof.
Myth #1: You can’t live in the house during the installation.
Some home improvement projects make it impossible for you to use your house while the work is going on. With most new roofs, this won’t be the case. You should be able to use your home like normal during most of the process. Keep in mind there may be an increase in noise and you may want to stay out of some rooms in the house while construction is going on. But you shouldn’t feel that you have to move out during the installation.
Myth #2: Well-Cared for roofs don’t need to be replaced.
Simply put, the more you take care of your roof, the longer it will last. But as we said before, it won’t last forever. No matter how much you maintain your roof, you’ll eventually need to replace it. This is true no matter what type of material you use. This doesn’t mean you should neglect regular maintenance. The longer your roof lasts, the more money you’ll save.
Myth #3: You can’t change the roofing materials.
It may seem like you’re stuck with the same type of roofing materials that were installed on the house when it was built, but you’re not. Luckily, it’s possible to change up your home’s roofing materials to something that’s either more durable or suits your personal aesthetic more effectively. Think about the types of materials you like—feel free to use your neighbors’ homes as inspiration—and discuss those options with your roofing contractor. Your home may need a few modifications to accommodate those materials, but it’s always worth exploring your options.
Myth #4: If you’re handy, you can replace the roof yourself.
It’s always possible to handle home improvement projects on your own, but that doesn’t mean you should. With your roof, DIY installations and even repairs can put the rest of your house at risk for damage. Worse, you’ll end up voiding the warranty on the roofing materials—a mistake that could cost you hundreds in the future. Always leave the roof replacement to the pros. This way, you’ll save yourself the hassle and will have the peace of mind knowing that your roof’s warranty will last for the full term.
If you’re thinking about getting your roof replaced, take a deep breath and call our team today. We’ll give you a free on-site estimate and can help you decide if you just need a few repairs or it’s time for a full roof replacement.