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Things You Should NEVER Do to Your Roof

The extreme weather alone is enough to compromise the integrity of the materials used to build your roof which can create problems over time. Add this to the fact that you may not be taking care of your roof the way you should, and you put yourself at risk of degradation of your roof. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to have your roof regularly maintained so that you don’t put your family at risk.

 

Negligence plays a major role if we are talking about long-term degradation such as small holes that turn into bigger cracks, as well as the development of mold that creates moisture and eventually disruptions the functionality of a roof. In some cases, there are roofing projects where people get involved in taking care of some parts of the roof but neglect the other parts.

 

So, here are some of the things you should NOT do to your roof:

 

LET THE MOLD GROW

When you see the first few signs of mold growth, you should take action immediately. This is precisely why regular roofing inspection is needed. You have to see on a regular basis if there are any sections on your roof that are developing mildew. These microorganisms can cause problems for you as they are known to compromise the integrity of your ceiling. If you ignore the growth of mold and mildew, it can cause extensive damage to your roof.

 

CLEANING YOUR ROOF WITH PRESSURE

This next tip is for cleaning flat roofs. Some people think that pressure cleaning can remove the debris and the mildew. However, what they do not know is that it is not the right method of cleaning roofs as certain chemicals can severely affect the structure of the roof. It becomes even more problematic when the person cleaning the roof has no experience of managing the pressure of the water.

 

WALKING ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR ROOF

This is a MAJOR NO. When you are inspecting your roof, make sure that you do not have a careless attitude. Doing so will only damage your roof further. Many roofers do not consider the damaged or sensitive structure of the roof when they climb up to repair it. This is also why you should not go on the roof by yourself. You can accidentally dislodge the shingles, which can result in a leaky roof.

 

NOT CALLING PROFESSIONAL ROOFERS

When you are having issues or problems with your roof, make sure that you turn to reliable roofers such as the ones we have here in SW Roofing! While it is true that you can solve many issues of your roof by yourself, you should still work with roofing experts who have years of experience and a good reputation.

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