Whether you’re replacing your metal roofing or installing a new system, ensuring the job gets done effectively is paramount, more so its maintenance. After all, your roof serves as the primary protection against various elements for both your property and occupants. 

This means you should not take anything for granted. While there are many upkeep tips people are throw around, it’s critical that you determine which ones actually help. Here are some myths you should stop believing.

  1. All issues are covered by the roofing warranty. It is worth noting that most manufacturers only provide coverage against material defects and poor installation. Remember that storm damage repairs and replacement are not included in this feature, and neither are problems resulting from poor maintenance. 

  2. Repair your roof on your own. DIYs are discouraged. Similar to when you call for a contractor to replace a vinyl siding, you should also hire a professional to work on your roofing system for the right execution and your safety. A qualified contractor has the knowledge and technical skills to perform the repair smoothly and timely. They also have access to the appropriate tools and equipment required to safely carry out the task.

  3. Maintenance begins only when you have identified a problem. Homeowners oftentimes assume that a brand-new roof does not require regular maintenance. However, even the most premium products need to be maintained at a certain level, especially when you live in a severe climate, in order to minimize the risk of long-term damage. 

If you want the highest quality home improvement products, factory-certified workmanship, and personalized customer service, we can help. For over 50 years, Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows has made the remodeling process as smooth and enjoyable as possible for Connecticut homeowners. Calling for a roof replacement? Reach us at (203) 660-2009 or here.