Roof Misconceptions

Mar 26, 2018 | Roofing



People have many misconceptions about roofs, and most of these misconceptions are the result of inaccurate information arising out of fear. No matter what misconceptions you may hold, we are here to unveil the truth.

1. Roofs last ‘forever’

Ah! This one is a classic. Nothing in the world lasts forever, roof included. You can have the most durable slate, shingles, or metal, but that does not mean you don’t have to maintain or replace it.

2. I can do the replacement myself

Sure you can, if you’re a roofer by profession. Otherwise, keep it off your DIY To-Do list! Roofing is a tough job that involves many different processes, and the consequences of a lackluster job can prove to be fatal to your roof.

3. Roof replacement takes a lot of time

Not if you enlist the help of a professional roofing contractor like Greenawalt Roofing. If the weather is on your side, we can get the whole thing done in one to two days.

4. I should just repair my roof

The repairing is more cost-effective no doubt, there will come a time when repairs won’t work. It’s sometimes better to invest in a replacement and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your roof will last in the long run.

5. Can’t I fix the flashing myself?

Yes, you can perform small flashing repairs by yourself using rubber cement. If the magnitude of the problem is beyond your capability, we highly recommend that you call Greenawalt Roofing to schedule a free inspection.

6. My homeowners insurance will get canceled if I replace the roof

Nope! Most states have laws protecting the homeowner’s claim if they ever get the roof replaced. This is because living under an unstable or damaged roof is risky, especially if a snowstorm, rainstorm, hailstorm, or a cataclysmic weather event has taken place.



If you need roof replacement services, give us a call at (717) 898 – 6000. We are located in Lancaster, Pa with many years of experience in roof replacement. Our expert roofers can  replace your roof in no time, with minimal disruption in your daily living. Get in touch with our office to for any questions or scheduling you may need.

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