During the warmer months, many people are completing maintenance tasks in their homes. You can also take advantage of the nicer summer weather and give your roof the care it deserves. However, you should be careful when it comes to this component of your exterior. Most times, it’s best to leave your roof repair and maintenance needs to experienced professionals.
Here are common mistakes people usually make when maintaining asphalt shingles.
Attempting to Fix Issues On Your Own
If you think your roof has issues, contact your local contractor right away. Never attempt to climb up your roof and fix the issue yourself because it may only do more damage to the shingles. Roofing jobs require specific materials and tools for proper execution. Also, many roofers provide free inspections and estimates before doing the job.
Using a Pressure Washer to Clean Asphalt Shingles
Pressure washing your roof is never a good idea. It is a common misconception that it is the best method to remove mold, algae and mildew on the roof’s surface. Aside from damaging the shingles, it can also cause water to penetrate under the shingles, leading to leaks.
It’s best to have a professional check the organic growths on your roof. Pros will know the best way to remove it and how to keep the problem from recurring. You should also keep the trees around your home trimmed if you have mold, mildew or algae on your roof.
Forgetting About Your Gutter System
An efficient gutter system is essential in keeping your asphalt shingle roof in good shape. Make sure to clean your gutters regularly and keep them clog-free. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow to the roof, which can lead to damage.
Turn to Patriot Roofing LLC for your residential roofing needs. We also offer siding, window and gutter installation services. Call us at (405) 217-0473 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Edmond, OK, and nearby communities.