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Common Misinformation About Asphalt Roofing

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Individuals will often have very limited information when it concerns the various roofing options and materials that are available. In addition to having limited information, many individuals will believe misleading myths and misinformation concerning their roofing.

Myth: Shingles Are The Only Type Of Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt is one of the most affordable materials that you can use for your roof. However, individuals will often assume that shingles are the only type of asphalt roof covering that they can use. However, those with large flat roofs may find that shingles are poorly suited. In these situations, it is possible to have a thin layer of asphalt applied to the roof. This can allow for large flat roofs to be cost-effectively coated with this material.

Myth: Asphalt Roofing Is Not A Cost-Effective Material

When choosing a material for your new roof, the cost may be one of the most important factors that you will consider. While it is important to obtain quotes for several different types of roofing materials, you will likely find that asphalt is one of the most cost-effective to install. Additionally, asphalt will have a fairly long lifespan, which can minimize the need for replacing or repairing it in the future.

Myth: Asphalt Shingles Only Need To Be Replaced When They Have Been Severely Damaged

Extensive damage can be one of the main reasons for needing to replace asphalt shingles. However, there are many other instances where these shingles may also need to be replaced. Over time, your roof shingles will gradually suffer wear and tear. This can result in the shingles become too worn to provide protection for the roof, which can increase the risk of leaks and other complications. While it can be difficult for you to determine whether the shingles are worn enough to warrant replacement, an experienced roofing contractor will be able to quickly and effectively evaluate whether the shingles need to be replaced.

Myth: It Will Be Easy For You To Replace Your Damaged Shingles

It can be common for a home's shingles to suffer fairly isolated damage. These damages may seemingly only involve a few of the shingles on the roof. This can lead homeowners to assume that replacing these damaged shingles will be something that they can easily do. Yet, it can be extremely difficult to determine the true extent of the damage to shingles, which can make it easy to miss replacing some of the damaged shingles. Additionally, removing the damaged shingles may be more complicated than you anticipate due to the way that shingles are secured to the roof.

For more information, contact your local asphalt roofing service today.