Mistakes You Might be Making with Your Roof

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It’s not hard to ignore your roof. It just sits on top of your house, not doing much. If something goes wrong, then it can no longer be ignored. Until that moment, though, most people don’t pay their a lot of attention to their roof.

For the most part, there’s nothing wrong with ignoring your roof. However, every once in a while, you probably need to do some quick inspections. If not, things can get bad real quick. In addition to ignoring your roof, there may be some other mistakes you are making. A few of these are listed below.

Cleaning Your Roof

How you clean your roof can contribute to mistakes you might be making. If you are using a pressure washer to clean your roof, this is not good. While it is easy and convenient and will get all the dirt and debris off the surface, it can also cause damage to the shingles and loosen or remove them from the surface.

roofing toolsThe water can also get underneath the shingles when you use a pressure washer, and then it can leak into the house. This can cause a lot of damage and may lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Using a regular hose is a good way to get your roof clean without causing extra damage.

Of course, if you’re not cleaning your roof at all, this is also a mistake. Leaving debris and standing water on the surface can lead to a lot of issues, including–again–the growth of mold and mildew. Branches and leaves can also find their way into the gutter can clog these up. With nowhere for the water to go, it will find a way into the house.

It’s completely understandable if your aren’t comfortable getting on the roof to clean it. This can be a dangerous area. However, it can be beneficial to call in some professionals to help you with this task so that it doesn’t turn into a major problem. They can also inspect it for any damage while they are up there.

Roof Inspections

Speaking of having a roof inspection, this is probably another mistake you are making. Waiting until you notice the damage can be a costly mistake. Catching these issues early will ensure that they are taken care of before they turn into huge issues. Don’t make this mistake. Have a professional come out on a regular basis to look for any problems.

If you need a professional to come out and look at your roof, call Horn Brothers Roofing for an appointment. We have the skills and expertise to help you correct any mistakes you might be making with your roof.

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