Your roofing system is constantly exposed to the elements throughout its service life. It is responsible for upholding the indoor comfort of your home for you and your family all year long, so it’s important that you keep it in top shape. Here, Arry’s Roofing Services shares five things you should never do if you want to keep your roofing system in good condition.
1. Ignoring Debris
Your roof should be free from debris at all times. Piles of branches and leaves may look harmless on your system, but they can lead to water damage. They can retain moisture, paving the way for mold and fungi growth.
Our team provides roof cleaning to remove all types of debris. In addition to giving your roofing system an instant facelift, the removal of dirt and debris improves your roof’s energy performance and water resistance.
2. Dressing Up the Roof Edge
Hanging lights, or anything for that matter, means putting holes in your shingles, fascia boards, or soffits—which is a huge no-no. No celebration is worth piercing these areas. Doing so will result in leaks next time it rains. Make sure you consult our team before putting up anything on the roof.
3. Playing Ball by the Gable
If you like to play hoops in your open yard, it’s better to mount the basketball board on a freestanding unit than the gable end. Placing it on the gable can weigh down the system and put holes in your roof.
4. Mounting a Satellite Dish on the Roof Plane
The same principle applies to satellite dishes and TV antennas. Even if you pay for professional installation, you can’t guarantee that they’re trained to put proper flashing to waterproof the penetration. When it comes to roofing issues, it is essential to work with the top name in the industry. At Arry’s Roofing Services, we have the necessary experience to recommend the proper steps to take when doing anything that concerns your roof.
5. Installing Solar Panels
Your roofing system may easily be the optimal location for solar panels because of its unbridled exposure to the sun. However, your home may not be structurally prepared to carry the heavy, collective weight of solar panels. Installing them may not only damage your shingles but could also break your wood decking and lead to major droops. If you really need a solar system, check for other sunny areas outside your home.
St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Dunedin, FL, homeowners can rely on us to keep their roofing systems in top shape. We can help you with roof repairs, maintenance, cleaning, and replacement. Call Arry’s Roofing Services today at (727) 938-9565 to learn more about how we can help with your roofing needs.