Separating Fact from Fiction Roofing Myths


In the world of home improvement, myths and misconceptions can spread like wildfire, leaving homeowners uncertain about the best decisions for their roofing needs. At Roof Now, we understand the importance of providing accurate information to our customers. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some common myths surrounding roof replacement and repair.

Myth #1: All Roof Leaks Require a Full Roof Replacement

This is a widespread misconception. While a persistent leak can indicate a larger issue, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace the entire roof. Experienced roofers like those at Roof Now can often locate and repair the source of the leak, saving you significant time and money.

Myth #2: You Can Install a New Roof Over an Existing One

While this may seem like a cost-effective solution, it’s generally not recommended. Adding a new layer of shingles over an existing roof can lead to several problems, including:

  • Increased weight on the roofing structure
  • Reduced lifespan of the new shingles
  • Potential trapping of moisture, leading to rot and mold

At Roof Now, we always recommend removing the old roofing material before installing a new roof for optimal performance and longevity.

Myth #3: All Roofing Companies Are the Same

Not all roofing companies are created equal. When choosing a roofing contractor, it’s essential to consider their licensing, insurance, experience, and reputation. At Roof Now, we take pride in being a licensed and insured company with a team of skilled professionals dedicated to delivering quality workmanship.


Don’t let myths and misconceptions guide your roofing decisions. At Roof Now, we’re committed to providing you with accurate information and exceptional service. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the Roof Now difference.