Seven Things to Not Do to Your Peoria Roof
Your Peoria roof is one of the most valuable components of your home. How important a roof is and how much shelter it can provide is expressed in sayings such as “having a roof over your head”. Your roof protects, shields, keeps you dry, warm or cool. It is a true multi tasker and you want it to stay that way.
In order for your roof to stay strong, protective and have the best lifespan it possibly can, there are a number of things you should not do to your Peoria roof.
1. Do not let gutters get clogged up.
Out-of-control and neglected gutters are a danger to the structure of your roof. As the gutters are supposed to carry away the water coming from the roof, overflowing gutters can cause rot and damage to fascia, soffit, and worst of all your roofs support. And if the support does not hold your roof anymore, you have a big problem on your hands.
2. Do not power wash your roof
If your Peoria roof looks dirty, dingy or unsightly, you might think power washing is a great idea to improve its look. Your roofing contractor will tell you that this is, in fact, a very bad idea. Pressured washers can cause damage to shingles and tiles. If you feel the need to give your roof a thorough cleaning, use a brush or a blower instead.
3. Do not use chemical cleaning solutions to clean your roof
Shingles can be ruined if you are tempted to apply some non-approved chemical cleaning solution to your roof. Cleaners that are not meant specifically to be used on your roof can do more damage than good and further might void warranties for both manufacturer and install. Check with your Peoria roofing contractor about the best way to clean roofs.
4. Do not let mold or fungus take over
Too much rain, debris or clogged gutters can cause the continued growth of mold, algae and fungus. All of which are neither healthy nor pretty. Additionally, they can also compromise the health of your roof. While algae can often be combated with a solution of water and bleach, there are also special cleaning solutions available you can treat shingles or tiles with that will remove mold or algae and prevent it from returning.
5. Do not let trees grow out of control
Oftentimes, roof damage is inflicted from the environment around it. Overhanging or broken of tree branches can cause damage to any roof. Cut branches back, keep trees away from the house if at all possible. This way, the Arizona monsoon rains or sand storms are less likely to damage your roof with ripped of tree branches or unearthed trees.
6. Do not put items on your roof that could damage it
Your roof covering, meaning shingles or tiles, are not meant to be holding equipment such as Christmas lights or any other kind of decoration. Do not hammer nails into your roof covering either. It will cause damage to your roof, your attic and your entire house. This also means you should not walk on your house if you can prevent it at all.
7. Do not hire a bargain roofing contractor
If your Peoria roof needs repair, maintenance or maybe even a new install, make sure you hire a professional, reputable roofing contractor in Peoria. This way you can be sure that quality materials are used, that they know what they are doing and that the work is warranted and insured. Your contractor will be able to provide you with his license and certifications showing that he knows what he is doing and will not inflict any more damage to your roof. If you want the job done right, you need a competent roofing company to do the work.
There are just some pointers on how to prevent your roof from being damaged. Should your roof become damaged despite your best effort, you need advice or more information, or actual work done on your roof, contact the roofing experts at Arizona Native Roofing today at 602-348-6559. We are a full service roofing company servicing roofs in the Peoria area and beyond.
Jason Swim -- Owner
24008 N. 104th Avenue
Peoria, Arizona 85383
Genre: Home Repair