As a roofer in Mt. Juliet, TN we’ve heard some surprising misconceptions about roof leaks, roof replacements and roof maintenance. Today we’d like to share some of those as well as the truth.
“All Roofs Leak When We Have Strong Wind”
We can assure you that this should not be the case. Strong winds can do roof damage that lead to roof leaks. Often this type of damage is covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. However, just because there’s strong winds, you shouldn’t end up needing a roofer in Mt. Juliet, TN for a roof leak repair. Storm damage, improperly installed shingles or an aging roofing are three reasons why a strong wind may lead to a roof leak.
“Anyone Can Perform a Roof Repair”
Perhaps, but they may not do so properly. Hiring a handyman or trying to repair your roof yourself can invalidate your roofing manufacturer’s warranty. Only hire a roofer in Mt. Juliet, TN to handle your roof repair needs. They have the knowledge to find the actual source of the leak and the tools to properly repair it.
“The Shingle’s Tar Will Melt Next Time it’s Hot and Seal the Leak”
Unfortunately, this is never the case. Shingles do have a strip that’s intended to melt to provide better adhesion to one another, but the shingles themselves aren’t meant to melt and seal a hole. Once there’s a hole in the shingle, you’re eventually going to have a roof leak. That’s why you should always call your roof repair company as soon as you notice an issue with your roof.
“It Has a X Year Warranty and Isn’t That Old, Why Can’t You Fix it?”
Most shingle manufacturers offer a warranty on their products. The standard warranty may be for 20 years or more. That warranty covers issues in the manufacturing process. They are a guarantee from the manufacturer that the shingle isn’t defective. It’s not a promise that the shingles will last that long.
Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation is Your Local Roofing Company
From our middle Tennessee office we are a roofer serving Mt. Juliet, TN. Our middle Tennessee office is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and not only can we offer the Golden Pledge™ warranty from GAF, but we also stand behind our roof repair services. Call us today if you need roofing services in the greater Nashville area – (615) 645-4500.