If you own a home, you know how important it is to keep your roof in good shape. Your roof shields your family and possessions from the elements and protects the interior and exterior of your home — including your home’s foundation and walls — from water and other damage.
Unfortunately, you may believe some common roof misconceptions that keep you from properly maintaining your roof and/or making an educated decision when replacing it.
Read on to learn about four common roof myths and the truth behind them.
Myth #1: A Layer of Debris Cannot Harm a Roof
You may occasionally glance at your roof and realize it is covered in debris, such as leaves and twigs, and think that this debris is harmless. While leaves and other debris may not cause immediate damage to your roof, the moisture this debris holds onto can damage your roof over time.