Roofing Misconceptions Unmasked


At Reliance Roofing and Siding, we understand that there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding roofing, roof replacement, and residential roofing services. In this blog post, we aim to debunk some of the most common myths and provide you with accurate information.

Myth 1: All roofs have a 20-year lifespan

This is a common misconception. The lifespan of a roof varies depending on several factors, including:

  • The type of roofing material used
  • The quality of installation
  • Weather conditions and exposure to the elements
  • Proper maintenance and repairs

While some roofs may last up to 20 years or more, others may need replacement sooner due to these factors.

Myth 2: Roof repairs are only necessary after a leak

This is a dangerous myth. By the time a leak is visible, significant damage may have already occurred to the roof and the underlying structure. Regular inspections and timely repairs can prevent larger, more costly issues down the line.

Myth 3: It’s better to wait for the entire roof to fail before replacing it

Waiting until the roof completely fails can lead to extensive and expensive damage to the home’s interior, including walls, ceilings, and insulation. Replacing a roof at the right time can save you money and prevent further complications.


At Reliance Roofing and Siding, we prioritize educating our customers and providing reliable information about roofing services. If you have any questions or concerns about your roof, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts serving Ambler, PA, Lower Gwynedd, PA, Radnor, PA, Wayne, PA, Huntington Valley, PA, and Bala Cynwyd, PA.