Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing options today. Many homeowners are choosing this material because of its versatility, cost-effectiveness and durability. Like any other material, it requires proper maintenance to last long and stay efficient.
A local roofing and bathroom remodeling company shares how you should not take care of asphalt shingle roofing.
Using a Pressure Washer to Clean Your Roof
Unlike the popular belief that pressure washing is the best way to get rid of mold and mildew on the roof, this technique will only do more harm than good. Pressure washing can severely damage the top layer of your shingles. It can also cause water to penetrate under the shingles, resulting in leaks. If there is organic growth on your roof, it’s best to get it removed by professionals.
It’s also a good idea to trim back trees surrounding your home to minimize debris on your roof. Fallen leaves, branches, and other debris on your roof can retain moisture and encourage mold and mildew growth.
Pulling Up Damaged Shingles
Never remove shingles if you are trying to locate a roof leak. Pulling up existing shingles will only do more harm than good to your roof. It can also lead to more leaks. If you notice signs of a roof leak in your home, contact a local professional as soon as possible. At Evergreen Renovations & Roofing, you can depend on our team for your roofing and kitchen remodeling needs.
Neglecting Your Gutters
Debris like dried leaves and branches can get stuck in your gutters and cause clogs. When this happens, water can back up to your roof and drip down your siding. To avoid water damage to your roof and home’s exterior, make sure to have your gutters regularly cleaned and maintained.
Whether you need a roof repair or planning on building an ADU accessory dwelling unit, Evergreen Renovations & Roofing is here to help. Call us at (503) 720-4699 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.