4 Ways Tires are Like Roofing
Did you know that roofs and tires have a lot in common? It’s true! Find out 4 ways tires are like roofing and you may just see your roof in a new light.
Yes, all tires are round and a roof comes in many different shapes. They obviously don’t resemble each other. For more information about roof types we cover that in another article, What is Your Roof Design?. All shapes aside, consider seriously how these similarities can personally affect your safety, investments and finances.
- You don’t think about them until you need them. Buying new tires ranks way down on the list of things people like to do with their money, which often leads to an unplanned expense when they finally wear out and you’re left stranded along the roadside. It’s the same with roofing: few people are prepared to pay for a new roof until leaks and other issues lead to the inevitable.
- They’re more important than you think. Tires are the single most important safety feature on your car because they are the only thing that connects the car to the road; in fact, they could be life-saving in bad weather. A roof is the most important component of your structure because it protects your family, your possessions and all the other components that make a house a home.
- You’ll get a lot farther when you invest in quality. There is a significant quality gap between the most expensive and least expensive tire options for any vehicle. For example, run-flat tires that don’t puncture will cost more, but if you run over a nail, they’ll keep you rolling down the road instead of stranded. Similarly, a professionally installed slate roof or top-of-the-line GAF Golden Pledge® roof will weather every storm and last decades longer than a cheap roofing material installed by an inexperienced contractor.
- The wrong choice will come back to bite you. A poor choice in tires will haunt you for the next three to six years, leaving you to deal daily with a rough ride, poor handling and strange whining noises. A poor choice in roofing will come back to bite you in the form of a shorter roof life and increased need for expensive repairs.
So the next time you think about tires, think roofing – and trust an expert to help you prepare for this important investment! For 20 years, The Roofing Company has been a leading choice for roofing in the Hampton Road region. Call us today for award-winning roof installation and service.