Unveiling the Truth Behind Roofing Myths

When it comes to roofing, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that can lead homeowners astray. At CML Roofing and Contracting, we believe in shedding light on the truth to help you make informed decisions. In this blog post, we’ll debunk a common myth surrounding roofing.

Myth: A New Roof Lasts a Lifetime

One of the most prevalent myths in the roofing industry is that a newly installed roof will last a lifetime. This couldn’t be further from the truth. While a high-quality roof can provide excellent protection for many years, no roof is truly indestructible.

Here are some factors that influence a roof’s lifespan:

  • Material: Different roofing materials have varying lifespans. Asphalt shingles typically last 15-30 years, while metal roofs can last 40-70 years.
  • Climate: Extreme weather conditions, such as high winds, hail, and heavy snowfall, can take a toll on your roof and shorten its lifespan.
  • Installation Quality: Proper installation by experienced professionals is crucial for maximizing a roof’s durability.
  • Maintenance: Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify and address potential issues before they become major problems.

At CML Roofing and Contracting, we recommend scheduling professional roof inspections every few years to assess its condition and determine if any repairs or replacements are necessary. By debunking this myth, we aim to help homeowners set realistic expectations and plan accordingly for their roofing needs.