Maintenance Tips For Your Orlando Asphalt Shingles
April 19, 2017
Working on your Orlando asphalt shingles under the hot sun is no fun. Today we are sharing some maintenance tips so you won't make the same mistakes we did!
At Over The Top Roofers, we offer high-quality services to ensure that your roof is in pristine condition. With us, you will have peace of mind that your roof is safe for you and your family but we will always encourage roof maintenance after. In past blogs, we’ve mentioned the importance of frequent roof maintenance and how it will affect the longevity and quality of your roof.
We all know and understand that working outside under the Florida sun is no joke and working on your roof in the sun is not fun. Today we are sharing a few tips we have learned throughout the years on maintenance tips for your Orlando asphalt shingles.
The Florida sun can cause a damper on working for any amount of time outdoors. When possible work on your Orlando asphalt shingles in the early morning hours. Always make sure you have someone with you as a safety precaution.
Working in the morning with the weather being a little cooler can be a great advantage to you as your Orlando asphalt shingle coatings can soften in the heat. As the day goes and the weather gets warmer wear shoes with traction. Placing a drop cloth, a carpet square, and a foam cushion can also be used to avoid falling and slipping on the shingles.
Because the heat makes the asphalt shingles softer they are susceptible to scuffing. Without realizing you can leave shoe marks behind. Minimize scuffing by working earlier in the day or later in the afternoon.
When placing your new Orlando asphalt shingles, use caution when separating the stacks. Hot temperatures can cause the stacks of asphalt shingles to stick together. Always make sure you are wearing gloves and following the directions for separating shingles. You may even have to hose down a stack of shingles with cold water to avoid them from sticking together.
We can’t stress enough the importance of wearing working gloves. The surfaces on a rooftop can become hot enough to cause serious burns. Make sure to take the necessary precautions.
Throughout the years, we've learned some tips and tricks and hope you’ve learned some precautions in your Orlando asphalt shingles maintenance. Here are two affordable roofing options for your next re-roof. Always remember to call the roofing professionals to do a great job and to make sure your roof is in great working condition.