Proper care and maintenance of your roof is a crucial part in sustaining its longevity. While a new roof can last 20 years or more, there may be some things you are doing that could shorten its lifespan.
If you want to extend the life of your roof, don’t’ believe these five roof care myths!
It’s Okay to Power Wash Your Roof
Nope! It’s not okay to power wash your roof. In fact, power washing can be very damaging. The pressure from a power washer can be too forceful. If you have asphalt roofing, the force and pressure strength can strip the protective granules that shield your roof from the sun and other elements.
No Leaks Mean No Damage
Just because you don’t have any leaks coming from your roof, doesn’t mean that there isn’t any damage present. Your roof should be inspected at least once per year by a professional roofing contractor to ensure there is no damage or premature wear and tear. Early roof damage detection can help prevent a more massive and expensive problem later on.
Sun Exposure Has No Impact
Although your roof may be constructed to withstand the sun, it’s still exposed to UV rays. UV ray exposure can age your roofing shingles. However, with regular maintenance and care, you can stave off sun damage. Consult a roofing professional about coating materials that can protect your roof from harmful UV rays.
Lighting Will Strike on a Metal Roof
While lighting can be unpredictable, it does not necessarily mean that a metal roof poses more risk. Although metal is synonymous with conducting electricity, a metal roof will not draw electricity to it. Metal roof installation is in fact, a safe option. Talk to a roofing contractor about which type of roofing is best for your climate and home.
Gutters Don’t Affect Roof Maintenance
Your gutters and roof work together to protect your home from water damage. Your roof keeps the water out of your home, and your gutters keep water and moisture from away from your siding and interior of your house. Without proper gutter care, you could leave you open to a host of roofing issues.
If you are in need of quality and reliable roofing service, Preferred Exterior has extensive experience in all roofing care and installation. Contact us today! We are here to help with all your roofing needs.