There are some things you should never do to your roof. You risk severe roof damage and other mishaps that cause expensive repairs or replacements. You should never do these 7 things to your roof.
1.Mounting A Basketball Hoop
If you, like many people, enjoy basketball, your home is the perfect place to practice shooting hoops. The problem comes when the basketball goal is mounted on the roof. Why? When you’re shooting hoops, whether you’re making the shot or not, you’re creating vibrations. These vibrations cause the bolts on your roof to break the roof’s seal. Broken seals and leaks are expensive repairs you can avoid.
2. Excessively and Heavily Attaching Christmas Lights
There’s nothing wrong with having Christmas spirit, but overdoing the Christmas lights can cause undesired results and expenses. When you’re hanging Christmas lights, you are not necessarily thinking about home repairs. It’s all about the way you hang the lights. Nails, screws, and similar items can strip the roof’s material, causing leaks. Depending on the size of the leak, you could be paying tons of money for repairs.
3. Ignore Blocked Gutters and Valleys
One of the worst things you can do is ignore blocked gutters and valleys. A variety of debris, including sticks, twigs, leaves, branches, and seeds can gather in the valleys and cause water to collect. As a result, your roof could leak and water will enter your home. Gutters are similar to valleys in that they can also problems with leaks. Unclean or clogged gutters allow water to pool and collect. Standing and stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitos and bacteria. Another downfall of pooled water is gutter leaks. These leaks can cause water damage to your roof.
4. Install New Materials without Removing Old Materials
It’s a good idea to save money any way you can, but cutting corners with roofing by placing a new roof over an old one will result in costly repairs and maintenance. The saying “out with the old, and in with the new” is true. The old, damaged roof must be removed before the new one is installed.
5. Scrubbing to Remove Stains
There is no need to scrub your roof. Kleanway Pressure Cleaning can gently remove hideous stains from your roof by means of soft washing. If there are stubborn stains on your roof that are hard to remove, you should consider having your roof professionally pressure washed.
6. Pulling or Lifting Shingles
Many homeowners make the mistake of pulling or lifting shingles to inspect for damages. Pulling the shingles causes more damages while you’re looking for damages. Unless you’re a roofing contractor, you will create leaks and cause other damage that destroys your roof and home from the outside in.
7. Improperly Installing Solar Panels
Installing solar panels is a great way to be Earth-friendly and save money unless you install them incorrectly. Instead of using bolts, which eventually cause leaks, use a hidden bracket system ass an alternative. Your roof will thank you!
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