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Common Roofing Myths in Georgia

Whether you're a new homeowner or not, it is never too late to learn about your roof. When it comes to your home's parts and pieces, your roof is one of the most crucial to maintain. There are a lot of myths on roofing out there, and homeowners sometimes make costly decisions by listening to these myths. We're here to debunk some of these claims, check to see if you've heard any of these before!

Myth: All Roofing Materials Are the Same

A common misbelief for some homeowners is that roofing materials are essentially all the same. This roofing myth leads to some homeowners making bad decisions for their roof's lifespan. Roofing materials can vary from durability, appeal, weather resistance and cost. Not all materials work the same, so it's crucial to account for your home's climate, how your house is built and your budget.

Myth: A New Roof Doesn't Need Maintenance

A roof of any age will always need maintenance; with the unpredictability of the weather, there are a lot of minor issues that go unnoticed. Your roof is constantly taking a beating from rain, hail, strong winds and other organic debris. Over time, your roof experiences wear and tear from these natural causes. A yearly roof inspection catches all the minor issues that your eyes may not be able to see. Regular maintenance can help make sure your investment on a new roof is performing at its best. A roof that is kept up can provide you a cooler home in the summers and a warmer home in the winter.

Myth: Repairing Your Roof Will Be Expensive

Repairing your roof can be misunderstood, there are a lot of repairs that can be quickly performed and are affordable. It's understandable to have second guesses to making any repairs to your home. An experienced roofer will be able to identify the issue quickly and repair it at an affordable price. When done quickly an efficiently, these repairs will save you money in the long run by preventing damage to help prolong the lifespan of your roof.

Myth: Roof Inspections are Expensive

A common misconception that roofing inspections are expensive. Regular inspections are crucial to find any potential issues like standing water, cracked shingles, or leaks arounds around the roof. The average cost of an inspection depends on factors such as the type of inspection, roof size and style.

Contact Trotter Roofing

Don't let myths steer you away from getting a new roof! Call us at 404-610-9100 for more information on our roofing, gutter, and home improvement services. We service the metro Atlanta area including Canton, Marietta, Roswell, Woodstock, and more!

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