It’s great that you take time caring for your roof. But if you are one of those who like to DIY all kinds of chores around your home, make sure that you are taking extra precautions and you have consulted professionals regarding the proper procedures. Otherwise, you might end up with a problematic roof instead of a functional one.
Fields Roof Service, a trusted residential roofing expert, lists some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid when caring for your asphalt shingles.
Causing Leaks or Damage During Maintenance
Checking and replacing roof tiles may seem like a simple job, but make sure to do this with extra care as you could unintentionally cause damage to the shingles while you are working. Be careful of scratching the tiles or removing the protective coating. If you are putting back some roofing materials into place, make sure that you are doing it correctly as you would want to avoid creating leaks.
Using Pressure Hose
Using a pressure cleaner to wash away moss or molds involves a delicate process. One wrong move when pressure cleaning your roof can result in more damage. To avoid damaging your roof with a pressure washer, check the roof material and the cleaning method recommended by the manufacturer.
Failing to Prepare for a Storm
Never underestimate a storm. Make sure to prepare your roofing and the rest of your home for the elements that they would have to endure. Check your gutters and drains, and cut back trees surrounding your property. Call a roofing company to do a thorough check of your roof system. This way, you can do necessary repairs before the storm hits your area.
DIY-ing Solar Panels and Satellite Dishes
DIY installation of solar panels, satellite dishes, and other equipment on your roof is best left to professionals. This way, you can ensure that you won’t cause damage to your roofing and void any product warranties or your home insurance.
Fields Roof Service has several years of experience in the roofing industry. We handle a variety of projects involving residential and commercial roofing. Call us at (253) 852-4974 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.