Natural disasters, extreme weather, and neglect are the three common reasons for the majority of the composite shingle roof damage. However, there is another one on the rise, where homeowners take up projects, which result in damaged shingles, gaping holes, and leaks on the roof. To prevent your composite shingle roof from taking unnecessary damage, here are five things you should avoid at all costs:
Allowing mold or mildew to grow
Most of the homeowners don’t mind it when mold or mildew start growing on their roof as they believe these microorganisms only cause aesthetic problems. However, the truth is that these organisms do a lot more damage, in the long run, compromising the composite shingle roof’s integrity.
Lifting or pulling composite shingles
When homeowners feel that their roofs got damaged, they will go on the roof and start lifting or pulling the composite shingles to take a closer look. You should never do this with your roof as it will damage the shingles and create the perfect conditions for leaks to occur. Always leave it to the professionals to handle the composite shingles on your roof.
A common practice among homeowners when they notice leaks on their ceilings or the attic is to patch up the leaks to prevent further damage. You should keep in mind that if there is a leak, there is a high chance that the other elements of your composite shingle roof, is compromised.
Pressure washing to make it look clean
Every homeowner wants to keep their composite shingle roofs as clean as possible. Homeowners use pressure washers to remove any build-up of debris and dirt. Although it is a good idea to keep the roof clean, the method used will end up damaging the shingles. As you don’t have any professional experience in cleaning roofs, you should avoid using this technique.
Walking on the roof during inspection
When homeowners want to inspect the condition of their composite shingle roofs, they get on top of it to take a closer look. However, it isn’t a good idea to get on your roof as you can damage the shingles by applying extra pressure on them. Also, if the roof is damaged, walking on it is a bad idea due to the risk of complete or partial collapse.
These are the four things you should avoid doing on your roof at all costs. Contact Prodigy Roofing & Construction, if you want to find out if your composite roof, is damaged. Within 30 minutes of our arrival, we will inspect, analyze, and give you the total estimate of repairs, for free!