Unfortunately, many people who work with roofers get told things that simply aren’t true. In our last blog, we discussed how all roofs have guarantees, and if your contractor tells you your roof does not, you need to find a new one. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we understand that the best thing we can do for ourselves is put our customers first, and our transparency and commitment to going the extra mile has paid off. In today’s blog, we’re going to blast away another lie you may have heard about your roof!

“These shingles are fungi and algae resistant!”

  • It would be amazing if this were true, but it’s simply impossible. Today’s shingles have more limestone in them than before, because manufactures are trying to steer away from petroleum-based products. They use the limestone to replace the asphalt, and the limestone makes the shingles more porous and vulnerable to fungi and algae.
  • “Fungi and algae resistant” shingles aren’t only impossible, they’re a trap. Companies sell shingles that profess to be resistant, but in about two years, the shingles are compromised, and that’s just about how long the warranty lasts. Owners end up with compromised shingles that aren’t covered by warranty any more. Don’t let this happen to you!

When you understand these basics about roofing, you can tell when a contractor may be trying to take advantage of you. Turn to Tim Leeper Roofing. We offer the most trustworthy roofing in Tennessee, and we will always put your interests first. Contact us today for repair or replacement!