Are you considering a new roof, but unsure of where to begin? Are you confused about the roof installation process? With so much information out there, getting the facts is important for making the best roofing decisions for your Buffalo home.

Here are three of the most common roofing myths debunked!

Your roof is fine as long as there is no leakage

Just because you may not spot any leakage does not mean your roof is in the best condition. Sometimes roofing damage can appear subtle but become significantly worse over time. In fact, when leaks become noticeable to the human eye, it’s typically because of substantial water build-up that has accumulated on certain parts of your roof. If you’re unsure about the current condition of your roof, it’s best to schedule a professional inspection so any issues or repair needs can be detected as early as possible.

Your new roof can be installed on your old one

While sometimes simple fixes can resolve mild to moderate issues, extensive roofing damage typically requires a new roof replacement instead of repairs. Most reputable Buffalo contractors will not recommend installing new shingles on top of an existing roof, as this approach can cause structural damage to your home and overburden your rooftop. In general, it makes most sense to have your existing roof torn off and a completely new one to replace it.

It doesn’t matter who conducts your roofing repairs

This is probably the worst myth of them all! It’s essential to thoroughly vet your roofing contractor before any service is underway. Evaluating contractors for their years of experience is typically the best way to assess expertise. Hiring an under qualified roofer may result in poor work results for your roof and home’s structure, potentially causing the need for more costly repairs down the road.

If you have questions or concerns, a roof inspection is the ideal time to have your roof thoroughly evaluated.

Ready to book an inspection for your roof? Contact AVA Roofing in Buffalo to schedule your appointment today.