5 Common Misconceptions with Commercial and Residential Roofing from the Pros at Boak & Sons

When it comes to commercial and residential roofing, many people outside of the industry are in the dark on how the process works. There are so many different factors that go into this field and for those who aren’t well versed in roofing, it can be very confusing! As a leading contractor in commercial and residential roofing, Boak & Sons wants to help everyone understand more about this industry so the next time you have a roofing project, you feel more comfortable taking the next steps. There are many misconceptions about roofing work that we want to point out to help our customers stay fully informed! Here’s some of the most common misconceptions we see:

  1. It’s better to roof in the summer.


It’s true that roofing season is much busier in the warmer seasons. However, it can be harder to roof in extreme heat. Not only is safety of our employees the main concern, but materials can be more difficult to work with if they become too hot. As long as it’s safe to do so, our crews will work on long, hot days to make sure your projects are being completed in a timely fashion.


  1. Roofing doesn’t happen year-round.


Not true! It all just depends on the weather. Many roofing manufacturers have roofing materials that can be installed below freezing. Many people have homes and facilities in areas that can have colder climates, needing quality products that can be installed at colder temperatures without sacrificing quality roof installations.


  1. You only need roof work when you have a leak or obvious damage.


This might be the most important misconception for us to address! It can do more harm than good to wait till you see serious issues with your roof to make any repairs or to replace your roof. Consider the current age of your roof and pay attention to any spots that look like they might be vulnerable to damage. You can get these problems fixed before they get worse, which could help save you money on costly repairs down the road!


  1. All roofing materials are the same.


BIG misconception here. It can be very difficult for people to tell the difference in variations of roofing material such as shingles, metal or flat roofing material. However, the pros at Boak & Sons know that there are many differences in materials including style, functionality and quality. Our department supervisors are well versed in our materials and are happy to talk you through the different options!


  1. One missing shingle doesn’t matter.


A chain is only as strong as its weakest link! One missing shingle can allow moisture to creep in and further damage can occur. Instead of repairing one missing shingle, you could be paying for a much larger repair!


These are just a few things that are commonly misunderstood about the roofing industry. If you have any questions about what we do and how the process works, we’re here to answer your questions! Just call our office at 330-793-5646 to speak to one of our employees at any time. If you already know you need an estimate, you can call or schedule yours on our website!

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Started by Sam Boak in 1974, Boak & Sons, Inc. has long been committed to helping businesses and individuals save money with cutting edge technology, equipment and expert service. We are premium installers in roofing, insulation, siding, gutters, and sheet metal for commercial and residential projects. 

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