Anyone doing a roof installation job expects their investment to last. There are different ways to ensure your new roof lasts, starting with choosing the right roofing material and working only with a professional for the installation. You also shouldn’t forget the role maintenance plays. Done right, it’s a surefire way to get the most out of your asphalt shingles.
To make sure you do just that, here are some things you should NOT do:
- Using a Pressure Washer
Having your roof cleaned will go a long way toward ensuring it looks beautiful for the years to come. However, high-pressure washing can actually damage your asphalt shingles, resulting in premature deterioration and leaks.
- Leaving Overhanging Tree Branches Alone
It’s important to trim overhanging tree branches to help you limit debris on your roof and gutters as well as avoid risks of branches breaking off and falling on your roof during a storm. If you are tired of cleaning your gutters, you can consider getting gutter protection instead.
- Doing Your Own Roofing Inspection
Many homeowners make the mistake of lifting asphalt shingles up to look for leaks. Unfortunately, this causes unintentional damage, from which a leak can develop. Aside from limiting safety risks, entrusting a roof inspection to a professional is ideal because it lets you avoid additional damage. Professionals also know what to look for exactly, ensuring roofing issues are spotted and addressed.
Want to make sure your roofing system is in top shape at all times? Christian Brothers Roofing is the expert to turn to for quality replacement windows, siding, gutters and roofing. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (270) 715-1999, or fill out our contact form. Request a FREE estimate today!