Roof Maintenance Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Your roof is essential to the overall condition of your home. It provides protection from the elements and gives your home enhanced curb appeal. Keep your roof in great shape by avoiding the following maintenance mistakes shared by Bone Dry Roofing – West.

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Over-insulating. Attic insulation is essential to the energy efficiency and longevity of your roof. However, adding too much insulation to your attic can lead to a variety of problems, including mold and mildew growth and overheating. Excessive insulation can hold damp air for prolonged periods of time, reducing the effectiveness of attic ventilation.

Delaying repairs. Don’t put off fixing leaks, holes and other types of roof damage. It’s a common mistake for homeowners to think it will save them money to wait for the roof to suffer severe damage before replacing it.

While temporary solutions are useful for preventing further damage to your roof, relying on them alone can end up costing you more money in the long run and weakening your roof. If the damage to your roof is beyond repair, replace it as soon as possible.

Power washing. In general, it’s highly recommended to avoid power washing and instead call on experts when there’s debris or stains that can’t be removed by gentle means. But when done correctly, power washing your roof can be a viable way to clean tough stains and remove persistent growth like lichen. Too much power washing, however, can be damaging to the roof, especially if it’s made up of tiles or shingles. Power washing can dislodge shingles, weaken other roofing components and cause water to leak into invisible gaps.

When it comes to high-quality roofing services, Bone Dry Roofing – West is a company you can rely on. We provide our customers with excellent workmanship and great value through our team of experienced industry professionals. To schedule a consultation, fill out our contact form or call us at (970) 364-7996.

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