Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofing Charleston
Owning a home is a large responsibility and a big commitment. When being proactive and preventing problems with routine maintenance, and knowing some simple things to avoid, you can save yourself a tremendous amount of frustration. There are several things that homeowners should avoid in regard to their roofs. Some are more common knowledge than others, but all are worth mentioning.
First and foremost, do not pressure wash your roof. Only a qualified Charleston roofing company should handle the cleaning of your roof, and there are many that will be glad to discuss your options. Pressure washing asphalt shingles removes the asphalt granules that make the water flow properly and thus preventing leaks. This is the quickest way to forcing yourself into buying a new roof. There are several ways to properly clean your roof, but pressure washing is simply not one of them.
Another problem to avoid is simply walking on the roof. Not just from a personal injury standpoint, walking on the roof can tear off the asphalt granules just like pressure washing. As we know, these granules are responsible for preventing leaks, and should certainly be protected. Even professional roofers will avoid walking on the shingles of a roof when giving estimates unless it’s absolutely necessary. In addition to the granule problem, shingles themselves can become dislodged or torn, which also creates a situation for water leaks.