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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