Top 3 Reasons You Should Call Your Hunters Creek Roofer
June 16, 2017
There are many things to not do when it comes to taking care of your roof. Here are the top 3 reasons you should call your Hunter's Creek roofer, and not handle it on your own.
Roof damage is often caused by severe weather or natural causes. But many times the damage created is brought by human error. These mistakes can be avoided, and if prevented you can avoid larger problems on your roof and unforeseen damage costs. Not every roof project is a DIY, you may need to call your Hunters Creek roofer. Here a few things you shouldn't do to make sure you avoid damaging your roof.
Walking on your roof
Walking on your roof should only be done by your Hunters Creek roofer unless absolutely necessary. You should always think twice before getting on your roof because the odds of you falling off the roof without proper equipment are very high. If you have shingles on your roof, you can leave the shingles bare, or create gaps that can increase the potential for leaks.
If it is absolutely necessary for you to get on your roof, remember to wear shoes that provide traction. It may be very slippery and you don’t want to fall.
Patching A Leak On your Own
We’ve written many blogs about taking care of a leak on your own. And although you can do it (Learn how to patch a leak here), having your Hunter's Creek roofer take care of the leak is recommended. It can be tempting for homeowners to try and patch it yourself, but when an inexperienced person climbs up to fix the problem, they can damage the leak even more without noticing. A leaking roof can be the result of a number of issues, like broken shingles, rusted nails, or clogged gutters, and to know the reason behind the problem is vital for the person who is fixing it to know. Otherwise, they can think they are fixing the problem, but truly they did not.
Using Harsh Equipment
Many people pressure wash their roof because it is an easy way to remove pesky dirt that wouldn't come out otherwise. If you decide to pressure wash your roof yourself you may damage shingles, and cause a leak. Your Hunters Creek roofer is trained to know which equipment to use and how long to use the equipment in a specific area. One of the most common causes of roof damage and premature aging is due to improper washing. Repeated application of harsh chemicals with pressure will decrease the lifespan of your roof.
Extend the life of your roof by calling your Hunters Creek roofer. Our professionals will handle any roof repair you may have and will make sure to handle with care.