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Debunking 4 Common Myths About Shingles

When it comes to roofing, there are lots of myths being spread, and homeowners are believing them. There is misinformation readily available about almost every type of roofing material available, and asphalt shingles are no exception. Here are the top 4 most common myths about shingles, and what the truth actually is: 

They Are Made With Asbestos 

This myth used to be true, as manufacturers used to use asbestos fibers in the shingle manufacturing process to increase fire resistance. However, asbestos-containing materials were phased out in the 1960s and replaced with safer fire-resistant materials. So there is no need to be concerned now. 

Nail Guns Are Dangerous For Shingles 

Some roofing companies perpetuate the myth that nail guns are dangerous for shingles. However, the truth is that nail guns are just as safe for your roof as a hammer. The quality of the nail job is more dependent on the expertise of the roofer, and less on the method used. For a more detailed explanation of the safety of nail guns, read our featured article on the subject

Roof Repairs Will Be Impossible When Shingles Have Been Installed and Sealed Together 

While a sealant can do a good job sealing shingles together and keeping water out, it is possible to safely break the sealant bond. After this, the nails can be removed and the necessary repairs can be completed. After the repairs are completed, new sealant will be applied. 

Cooling Costs Will Rise With Dark Colored Shingles 

It is true that darker shingles may get warmer during long sunny days, they don’t necessarily come with higher cooling costs. As long as the attic spaces are properly ventilated (a crucial part of any roofing system), the increase of heat shouldn’t transfer into your living space. 

If you’re looking for a roofing company with accurate information about shingles and a reputation you can trust, look no further than Cenvar Roofing! We are an ethical roofing company, who prioritizes customer satisfaction above all else.  Our convenient location off of Timberlake Road allows us to serve the entire Lynchburg community with superior service at competitive rates. Schedule your free estimate today and let us help you get started!