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Things You Should Never Do On Your Roof

Home improvement projects and regular repairs are part of the process of owning a home. It can be tempting to get an idea to improve your roof and just run with it. However, some ideas are better left alone. Even small projects, if not done right, can cause extensive damage to your home. Here are a few of those actions that you should never do to your roof:

Never install a basketball hoop that attaches to the roof. The vibration from the ball hitting the hoop can end up causing the seals to break on your roof, resulting in leaks.

Never power wash your roof, especially an asphalt roof. While the power washing may get rid of the dirt and debris, it will break off the granules on your shingles, shortening the lifespan of your roof.

Never install a new roof on top of the old damaged one. This may seem like a shortcut at the outset, but it is really just a shortcut that can result in thousands of dollars in repairs. Proper roof installation requires the removal of the old roof.

Never pull up shingles when looking for leaks. This can result in creating more leaks on your roof.

Never ignore debris on your roof. Debris can block your roof’s ability to drain, and can lead to moss or mold buildup and can create leaks.

If you have any further questions, would like to schedule a roof inspection, or would like to schedule a repair, contact our office at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).