The roof over any structure will gradually erode over time. Wind, rain, snow, insects, sunlight–all act in an erosive way. So you need to maintain your roof, and that requires protective measures. However, the wrong actions can hurt your property rather than help it. Here are a few things to think about before you decide to go the DIY route:
• Don’t Use Pressure Hoses To Clean Your Roof
• Gutters And Drains: You Need To Clean Them Properly
• If You Aren’t Pruning Trees That Stretch Over Roofs, Start
• DIY Repair And Installation: Avoid Unless You Know What You’re About
Don’t Use Pressure Hoses To Clean Your Roof
Pressure hoses do a good job cleaning your roof—too good a job. The water will get right up under tiles, cut away that secures them to your home, and damage structural integrity overall. A standard hose isn’t so dangerous to your roof, but be careful using one of those as well. Get a little advice from professional roofers based on the sort of roof you’re cleaning. It does need to be cleaned at intervals.
Gutters And Drains: You Need To Clean Them Properly
If you don’t clean gutters and drains, you’ll find a buildup of materials that can lead to pooling liquid. It’s not just water, this liquid can become nasty sandy mud, and if you leave a clogged drain in the wrong spot too long, you could find a little biome on your roof full of insects, scum, mold, or what-have-you. That damages structural integrity.
If You Aren’t Pruning Trees That Stretch Over Roofs, Start.
Trees are beautiful, but they make a mess. Branches, leaves, bird droppings, pinecones, and more can fall on your roof. You need to prune trees which overhang your roof. Doing so at intervals is wise; make it an annual tradition, perhaps.
DIY Repair And Installation: Avoid Unless You Know What You’re About
Going the Do It Yourself (DIY) approach with installation or repair of shingles only makes sense if you know what you’re doing. If you don’t, you could easily make a wrong move that causes leaks or worse. If you’re going the DIY route, be sure you truly understand what you’re about.
Professional Roofers Maintain Structural Integrity More Conveniently
DIY repair is an issue if you don’t know what you’re doing; trees need to be pruned if they overhang roofs, gutters and drains should be cleaned at intervals, and pressure hoses are not the right tool for the job. At Semper Fi Exteriors, you’ll find professional options in roofing that save time, save trouble, and help assure your roof retains proper structural integrity.