There are certain things you should do with your roof like regular roofing inspections and repairs but there are other things that you simply cannot do. Experimenting with roofs is risky business and requires professional knowledge. If you’re not an expert, you could end up doing more harm than good to your roof. Here are a few things you should never do with your roof!
Don’t walk on your roof for whatever reason
Whether it’s a midnight stroll or a minor DIY repair, you should never attempt to take a stroll on top of your roof. Not only are you putting yourself at a risk of falling but you could also damage the roof material and cause leaks and dislodgement of shingles on the roof.
Never pressure-clean the roof
Everyone wants to clean their roof once a while but using the right products and tools to do it is essential. Removing dirt with pressure cleaning techniques can seriously damage your roof and cause it to age more quickly. Slow and gentle is the key to keeping your roof clean and debris-free.
Don’t allow mold to take over your roof
Whether it happens unconsciously or you let it just happen unconsciously, mold and mildew have no place on your roof. Keep greenery and plants away from your roof top as these damp conditions can promote mildew and mold growth. Mold is not only unsightly but it can spread to the walls and ceilings of your house and cause respiratory and other health problems. Mold that is left unattended can also permanently discolor your roof. Call a professional to get rid of mold immediately before it’s out of control.
Don’t go DIY
So you have a leaky roof but no knowledge of how to fix it? Don’t attempt a DIY patch! If you have no roofing expertise, it’s best to call a trusted roofing contractor to get the job done for you!
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A leaky roof with broken flashing and missing shingles are major red flags of roof damage and immediate roofing repairs. But there are other, less obvious, signs of roof damage that are often ignored by homeowners. Recognizing these signs can help save your roof from an impending disaster. Timely repairs can keep your roof in shape for a long time and reduce the necessitation of a roof replacement for a good few years.
Look out for these least obvious roofing damage signs to keep your roof safe!
#1: You notice animals on your roof
Animals have no place on your roof so catching a wild raccoon or a cat taking a casual stroll on your roof is a sign that there’s something on your roof that attracts them. It could be food like plants (which have no place on your roof either!) or it could be a broken, enclosed space where they seek shelter.
#2: Whistling noises
Do you hear a strange whistling sound inside your house? Chances are your roof has some defect that is disrupting normal airflow and ventilation. Get a quick roof inspection to find out the problem in the ventilation of your roof before the problem increases many folds.
#3: Spotting on your roof
Black or green spots are indicators of mold and mildew growth, leaks, and other roof damages. These signs cannot and should not be ignored. A professional should be brought into the picture as soon as possible.
#4: Shingles begin to buckle
Shingles suffer a number of different damages. They can get broken or entirely missing but a less obvious sign of roof damage is buckling shingles. If you notice your shingles begin to buckles, repairs should be in order.
#5: Nails poking out
Nails should poke in, not out. If there are nails sticking out from the edges of your roof, it’s a sign your roof might be suffering from some damage since these nails are displaced from their original position.
Call a reputable Albany roofing contractor to thoroughly inspect and find the damages in your roof so you can get it repaired as soon as possible!
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Misconceptions about roof and roofing services are plenty. We really don’t know why these myths exist but they do. Many homeowners are given inaccurate information about their roof which could lead to its damage in the long run. Keep your roof safe, secure and in good hands by learning the truth. In this post we have listed some of the most common roofing myths and how they really are just myths.
#1: Roofs are eternal
You might think that the structure that shields your entire house should be immortal but it really isn’t. After all, roofs are made up of raw materials that age like every other thing on the planet. Typical shingle roofs last for about two decades while metal roofing can last longer. Depending upon the type of roofing material, the quality and the installation, the age of your roof can vary but it’s never eternal!
#2: Roof Replacement and Repairs can be done DIY
No – not really! Roofing projects require labor, expertise and professional equipment. Unless you’re a roofer by profession, we suggest you keep DIY out of the picture. An attempt to repair or completely replace your roof could lead to terrible consequences that you want to avoid at all costs. Sure, small repairs like temporary leak repairs and minor flashing damage corrections can be done by yourself if you know how it works but leave the big projects to the experts!
#3: Roof Services take a lot of time
With the right roofing company in the Albany area and the weather on your side, roofing projects can take in under a week’s time. In fact, some companies might be efficient enough to complete the project within 2-3 days!
#4: Repair over Replace
A lot of homeowners believe repairing their aged, damaged roof will keep it in one piece forever but sometimes there is no other way out than to replace the roof completely. Talk to your roofing contractor for the best option for your roof.
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