November 9th, 2018
It’s easy to forget about your roof, but avoiding routine maintenance can end up costing you money! In fact, if you’re not careful, it can significantly add to the wear and tear, reducing the lifespan of your roof. Partnering with a GAF Master Elite Certified Roofer in Central Florida, can help you avoid some common roofing mistakes.
Loose Debris on Your Roof? Don’t Ignore It!!!
Leaves and small branches easily get stuck on the roof, don’t just assume they will blow off. They accumulate quickly, collecting more debris, scratch tiles, holding moisture and allowing algae to grow, and a host of other issues.
Clogged gutters can lead to serious damage. Leaves and debris accumulate in the gutters, which means rain water won’t properly drain, allowing water to back up on the roof. Contributing to the growth of algae and fungi, which erode shingles. Even though the roof may look better on a sunny day, it is still there eating away at your roof.
Cracks, lifting or missing shingles, should be addressed immediately. They allow moisture and water to infiltrate the protective layers.
Rusted flashing and cracked vent boots are signs of wear and tear. Unfortunately, they don’t fix themselves. The longer they continue without being repaired, the more damage and cost to repair.
Remove branches hanging over the roof. Between the falling debris, dirt, and critters, these branches can end up causing a lot of trouble.
If you are thinking about getting out the ladder to get up on the roof, be careful. The weight from walking on the roof can damage the shingles. It can also be very slippery!
Working on the roof can be dangerous. In fact, “Falls remain a leading cause of unintentional injury [deaths] nationwide, and 43 percent of fatal falls in the last decade have involved a ladder,” say a team led by Christina Socias of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As a GAF Master Elite Certified Roofer, our goal at Schick Roofing is to provide affordable and professional roofing service to both residential homes and commercial business throughout the Dr. Phillips and Southwest Orlando area. Get an estimate today!