Regular maintenance helps keep your roof in good condition throughout its lifespan. It should also be done by a professional contractor to minimize issues that could compromise its longevity and weather performance. Going the DIY route is never a good idea; a few unintentional mistakes, after all, can lead to costly repairs. Here are a few common maintenance mistakes to avoid:
It’s always safer to use a garden hose when removing moss, mold, mildew or other debris on your shingle roof. While a power washer might be a useful cleaning tool if you have a metal roof, it can be too strong for asphalt roofing systems. This is because the water pressure can slowly dislodge the granules off your asphalt shingles, which can leave some sections of your roof more exposed and susceptible to the elements.
Making Repairs Only When They’re Visible
Even if your roof looks mostly intact, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any problems. You should still have it checked and maintained by local roofing companies to avoid costly repairs. Not all roofing problems will be visible, and they’ll often start as minor damage that was overlooked. Underlying damage, if not immediately addressed, can also cost more than expected by the time they become visible. That’s why as soon as you see minor damage on your roof, don’t think twice, and get it repaired right away!
Not Clearing Out Roof Debris Regularly
Over time, your roof will accumulate leaves, small branches, dirt and other debris. As such, it’s always necessary to regularly clear out your roof. Sometimes, the debris may seem not that big of a deal, and you might think that it can be easily swept away by the wind and rain. But if you have a shingle roof, the debris can scratch the surface and slowly cause damage. This will eventually lead to granule loss which means you’ll have parts of your roof exposed to the weather and cause more damage to your home.
Look no further than Ritco Group, Inc. for your roofing needs. We are the partner you can trust for reliable roof maintenance. Call us today at (931) 381-0175 for more information! You can also fill out our contact form. We serve the communities in and around Columbia, Franklin and Brentwood, TN.