5 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Roof

In the age of DIY-ers, everything thinks they can google a few things and get it all accomplished on their own. However, some things are better left to the professionals. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing experts discuss some of the common mistakes people make when it comes to roofing.

Mistake #1: Power Washing Your Roof

Keeping your roof clean is an important part of roof maintenance. It's important to keep your roof free of debris, algae, moss, etc., as these things can cause damage to your roof. Unfortunately, power washing isn't the best way to accomplish that. Too high of a water pressure can actually cause damage to your roof, forcing water up under the shingles that can then make its way into your home.

Mistake #2: Walking on Your Roof 

Walking on your roof is an easy way to damage your roof. Lake of the Ozarks roofing professionals know how to properly work on your roof without causing damage, but the average Joe usually does not. Not only is climbing on your roof dangerous, but when attempting to look for a damage, you're likely to create other problems or issues.

Mistake #3: Lifting Shingles to Check for Damage 

When it comes to roof damage, it's best to leave it to the professionals. Getting on your roof to look for damage yourself can cause the problem to become worse. Lifting shingles to look for damage under them is one of the worst things you can do. You're likely to damage those shingles by moving them, which can create another entry spot for water to infiltrate your home.

Mistake #4: Not Cleaning Gutters

While it may not take a professional to clean out your gutters, it does take diligence. One of the biggest mistakes people make in regard to their roof is failing to clean out the gutters regularly. Clogged gutters can lead to a variety of roofing problems. The simple act of regularly cleaning out your gutters can prevent major roofing issues from affecting your home.

Mistake #5: Not Trimming Trees

Whether you choose to hire a professional tree trimmer or you do it yourself, it's important to trim back your trees. Falling branches and other debris can easily damage your roof. Gutter cleaning and tree trimming are two of the easiest things you can do to protect your roof from possible damage. Preventing damage is much less costly than repairing damage to your roof.

If you suspect damage to your roof, it's best to contact a professional. Above & Beyond Roofing offers free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, so why wouldn't you take advantage of that. Why risk doing it yourself and causing more damage when you can have it inspected by a professional for free? Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule your inspection today!

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