Things You Need to Know about Your Roof

Our Bradenton & Beyond Roofers Dispel Common Roof Myths

For homeowners and business owners alike, your roof is your first line of defense against the elements. Despite this, not that many people think too much about their roof—until it starts to leak or a large storm causes serious damage. In fact, many people believe the common misconception that roofs require little maintenance and generally don’t need repairs until they are severely damaged.

At Roof Restorers, we have more than 40 years of combined experience in the roofing industry. We believe that the more informed you are, the better able you are to make decisions about roof repair, maintenance, and cleaning. Our goal is to help you enjoy a better, safer home or business and save money in the process. With that in mind, we’ve dispelled some of the most common myths about roofs and offered our professional recommendations on proper roof care.

Myth: You’ll Save Money by Waiting Until Your Roof Is Damaged to Schedule Repairs

Why fix something that isn’t broken? Many people believe that they’ll save money by waiting until their roof is damaged to take care of repairs. However, the fact is, you’ll actually save money by handling minor roof repair needs before major damage occurs. At Roof Restorers, we recommend regular roof maintenance, even if your roof isn’t leaking. Why? In most cases, a leak isn’t the result of one storm or a single weather event but rather the culmination of years of neglect. By taking care of minor damage now, you’ll help prevent major issues down the road. This can ultimately save you a ton of money.

Myth: Roofs Do Not Need Annual Maintenance

It is a good idea to inspect your residential or commercial roof at least once a year and have it maintained by a professional roofer. At Roof Restorers, we recommend that you schedule annual or biannual roof maintenance. This allows our Bradenton roofers to find places of concern and spot issues that should be handled sooner rather than later. Our team conducts thorough roof inspections, complete with written guidance reports and photographic documentation to help you stay informed about the state of your roof.

Myth: Damaged Shingles Can Be Quickly Repaired by Simply Covering Them with New Shingles

While this may be acceptable by some building codes, it is not a good idea. Covering damaged shingles is nothing more than a cosmetic fix that does not address the underlying issue—damaged sheathing. Wood sheathing typically lies beneath shingles. When this sheathing is damaged or rots, it can threaten the structural integrity of your roof. You might experience leaks and other serious issues. It is crucial that damaged shingles are completely removed so that a professional roofer can inspect the underlying sheathing and determine if there is any damage that needs to be addressed. Instead of simply being covered up, old or damaged shingles should be removed and replaced.

Contact Us for Roof Repair & Restoration in Bradenton

At Roof Restorers, we are proud to provide home and business owners throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties with top-quality roofing services. As Florida residents ourselves, we understand the unique concerns and roofing needs of our customers. Whether you are interested in residential coating or reroofing services, commercial roof repairs, or preventative maintenance, we are prepared to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

For local, friendly, and fair roofing services in Bradenton and the surrounding areas, call Roof Restorers at (941) 202-5007 or contact us online!


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