Extreme weather and other natural disasters often cause severe damage to roofs. Sometimes, however, it can be human error or a temporary lapse in judgment that will have you looking for professional roofing services. These preventable mistakes often result in bigger, unforeseen expenses on the side of homeowners.
To make sure you don’t fall into this costly trap, here are three asphalt shingle roofing-related activities you should never attempt to do.
Pressure Washing Your Roof
Keeping your roof clean should definitely be one of your top priorities, but if you do decide to do it on your own, pressure washing is not a good idea. Ironically, one of the main reasons for premature roof deterioration is improper washing. Shingles tend to age and deteriorate fast due to the repeated application of harsh chemicals with high pressure.
Allowing Mold and Mildew to Build Up
The rain, wind and humidity Texans experience often lead to mold and mildew as well as stubborn algae on the roof. Aside from dragging down your home’s beauty, these elements also weaken your roof’s structural integrity. Protect your shingles and help prevent future buildups by scheduling regular inspections and repairs. If the damage is already bigger than expected, it’s best to consult a contractor for possible roof installation services.
Walking on the Roof
Before propping up the ladder and climbing onto your roof, think about the damage it can bring not just to yourself due to the potential of falling off, but also to your roof shingles. Walking on them can leave the shingles bare or dislodge them, increasing the likelihood of leaks. Calling a trusted professional to help clean or repair your roof is always the smartest choice.
Before you make a mistake that can land you on a list like this one, get in touch with a professional roofing and gutter contractor like Willi Roofing Services. Call us at (512) 504-7900, or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve residents in Pflugerville, TX, and other nearby communities.