Roof maintenance is a necessary part of home maintenance, and asphalt shingles stand out for both their reliability and affordability. That said, there are things you should avoid so as not to hurt the longevity of your asphalt shingle roof. In this post, roof repair expert Patriot Roofing, LLC shares what not to do.
Don’t High Pressure Wash
It’s easy to think a high pressure wash is the best way to rid your roof of mold and mildew. The truth is, it can damage the top layer of your asphalt shingles, trap water underneath and cause leaks. You could do more damage than leaving the mold and algae in place. Check the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning method for your roof material.
Don’t Pull Off Shingles to Check for Leaks
When looking for the source of a roof leak, don’t remove your existing shingles. It could cause more damage and more serious leaking. It seems simple and easy, but you could damage shingles that were good beforehand. They can also be difficult to put back into place. Call the roofing experts of Patriot Roofing, LLC. for a professional roof inspection.
Mount Solar Panels or Satellites on Your Own
DIY installations of solar panels and satellites could cause more harm than good. You can void the product warranty, cause damage to your roof and even void your home insurance. Professional installers consider both the structure and performance of your roof. They use special equipment to keep your roof protected.
Neglect Gutters and Drains
You can never be too careful with trees and bushes too close to your home. Don’t let them drop branches, leaves and debris that can block your rain gutters. Water should have a free and clear run along gutters and drains and away from your roof. Let professionals do the proper gutter installation and maintenance.
Patriot Roofing, LLC. can answer all your questions about asphalt shingles. We also offer professional roof maintenance. We serve homeowners in Moore, OK, and nearby areas. Call us at (405) 217-0473 for a free estimate.