Residential roofing is something that most of us don’t know much about, and there is nothing wrong with that! Roofing is a complex subject that many people don’t know much about and rely on residential roofing experts to help when in need of repairs or maintenance. If you are new to homeownership and would like to attempt some work on your home, we suggest that you start smaller than working on your roof! In fact, there are a few things that our experts in residential roofing at Carolina Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC wish people would stop doing to their roofs, including:
- Patch Jobs– Let’s say that the wind was blowing up a storm one night and a whole patch of shingles fell victim to the high-force winds. You are now left with a bald spot on your roof with nothing to protect the interior of your property but the tar paper, which simply won’t do! Roofing is installed systematically and methodically so that it creates an impenetrable area, and an improper patch job (often those done by the homeowners) usually create far more problems than they solve.
- Neglecting Repairs- If you notice a water spot developing on your ceiling and then a few weeks later notice it has grown, now is the time to call for repairs. Neglecting repairs can lead to more expensive issues, mold damage, structural damage and mounting costs.
- Pressure Washing- Pressure washing videos are hypnotic to watch — they really clean things quickly! Pressure washers need to stay away from your roof, however, even if there is some mold or mildew buildup, as it can shorten the lifespan of your roof.
To learn more about proper residential roofing care, we invite you to contact us here at Carolina Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC today.