We’re all guilty of operating under misconceptions, both big and small. While we’re not here to shed light on all your misconceptions, we at Tim Leeper Roofing, however, would like to clear up some common myths that involve a subject we know very well — roofing,

As the Nashville area’s go-to roofing contractors, we take tremendous pride in providing Tennessee with the very best commercial and residential roofing repairs, inspections, replacements, and more. Learn more about us, our services, and contact us today to get your free quote or to schedule your service.

Read on to learn about six roofing myths:

Roofs Last Forever

This is wishful thinking at its finest. Nothing last forever, including your roof. Regardless of what is covering your abode — heavy duty shingles, metal, durable slate, tile, or some other roofing material — eventually it will need to be replaced. That being said, modern roofs are remarkably durable and long-lasting. How long exactly? Well, this depends on a number of things, including your region, the type of roof you have, and your maintenance routines. As a quick and rough guide, most roofing contractors will tell you that a common asphalt shingle roof will last around 20+ years, a metal roof around 30+ years, and a slate roof can last 50+ years. 

Roofs Are Easy to Replace

The answer to this question depends on who you are and your area of expertise. For DIY-ers, a proper roof replacement will not be easy. Roofing is a tough job, and you’ll likely need more than a handyman mindset and an instructional YouTube series to successfully replace your roof. Not only does it require a great deal of specialized training and experience, but it also requires proper equipment. Roofs are an integral part of your home — and by extension your comfort and safety. If you are not completely confident in what you are doing, don’t risk it. Call professional roofing contractors. The consequences of a lackluster job can be costly and downright infuriating.

Roofing Contractors Take Forever

Not all roofing contractors are the same. While we can’t speak for other roofing companies, we can speak for ours. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we take pride in being speedy while never sacrificing quality for speed. This has earned us a great reputation around the Nashville area, and we intend to do all we can to improve our community with the very best — and speedy — residential and commercial roofing services. Often times, when the weather is on our side, we can complete big roofing replacement jobs in two days or less. Additionally, in the event of an emergency roof repair, we will do all we can to help. We understand how time-sensitive roofing repairs can be.

Faulty Flashing Must Be Replaced

If you have spotted loose, missing, or damaged flashing, you may not need to replace it. Sometimes all it needs is a simple repair. Fixing flashing, whether it be around chimneys, skylights, or joints, is often as simple as using caulking or rubber cement. However, flashing is relatively cheap, and in many situations, a replacement is often the better option. If you are unsure of what you need or of the condition of your flashing, call your local roofing contractor and set up a roof inspection.

Metal Roofing Increases Chances of a Lightning Strike

This common misconception seems reasonable, right? The more metal on your home, the more of a lightning-magnet it becomes. This, however, is actually false. A metal roof will not increase the likelihood of your home getting zapped by lightning. While metal does conduct electricity, it is not drawn to a metal roof. In fact, since metal roofs are non-combustible, they are actually safer than many other roofing materials, like wood.

A Roof Replacement Will Cancel Homeowners Insurance

Living under an unstable and unsafe roof poses a direct threat to your home and your safety. This condition is only amplified in the event of some cataclysmic weather condition, like a snowstorm, rainstorm, or hailstorm. This is something that is recognized by most states, and it is why most states have laws protecting homeowners’ claims if they need a roof replacement.

At Tim Leeper Roofing, we understand that navigating the world of insurance can be confusing and even a deterrent to getting your roof the work it needs. To help lessen this effect, we offer claims assistance. If you need insurance help, we will expedite the process by walking you through the insurance maze and deal with your insurance company directly.

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Whether you are in need of commercial or residential roofing services, we are here for you. Our extensive list of roofing services includes roof repairs, inspections, replacements, coatings, general contracting, and more!  When you partner with us, we put your needs first and leverage our experience, knowledge, and expertise to provide unparalleled service. Learn more about us, and contact us today at 615-553-2782 to learn more or to schedule your free, no-hassle quote.