Regular maintenance and care for your roof can help avoid a myriad of problems. Common roof issues such as premature aging, leaks, shrinkage and blistering, can be caused by improper maintenance or lack thereof.

While Mother Nature may dish out problems beyond your control, there are some avoidable roof mistakes you could be making. Here are some things you should refrain from doing on your roof:

Walk on Your Roof

Before you get out the ladder to inspect a problem on your roof, you may want to contact a professional first. Besides safety reasons, walking on your roof can knock shingles out of position leaving room for a potential leak.

Patch a Leak

If you suspect your roof has a leak, don’t attempt to patch it up yourself. It’s best to call a professional who is equipped to perform leak repairs. A professional roof repair contractor will not only fix the leak, but they can also get to the root of the problem to ensure that it won’t happen again or get worse.

Ignore Mold and Mildew Growth

Mold and mildew growing on your roof not only ruins the aesthetic in your curb appeal, but it can also reduce its durability. If you live in a moist or humid climate, you should consider Roof Shield for cleaning and stain prevention. Roof Shield is EPA approved and is safe to use on all types of roofing such as asphalt, fiberglass, concrete tile and clay tile roofs.

Pressure Washing

There’s a common myth that pressure washing your roof is an excellent way to keep it clean. However, pressure washing your roof can cause damage and remove the granules that protect your roof from sun damage. Too much pressure on your roof can also accelerate wear and tear, thus reducing its life expectancy.

Regular maintenance and care can help prevent unwanted roofing problems. Keystone Gutter helmet is highly qualified to help you with all your roofing needs. Contact us today to learn more about our roofing services.