When it comes to your roof, you probably don’t have much interaction with it. You may look at it from time to time and thank it for keeping you and the family out of the rain, but that is pretty much it. But on rare occasions, we do have situations that involve the roof. For instance, you might be hanging lights during the holidays. But when do you know if you are doing things that are bad for your roof? With your limited roof interaction, and it not being a common topic of discussion, you could be unknowingly harming your roof.
Walking on Your Roof
Perhaps you watched movies where the people would climb on their roof to watch the stars at night. As cinematic as that sounds, going up on your roof should not be a leisure activity. For the obvious reasons, it is dangerous, and you could get seriously hurt. But also, you could be hurting your roof. If you do not step on your roof correctly, there is potential for you to damage the shingles. Also, when you walk on the roof, you are most likely scraping of granules. These granules are meant to protect your roof from UV rays. The less granules on your shingles increases the potential aging process, especially here in California where we get a lot of sun! If your roof is suffering from sun damage, call your local roofers at (800) 766-8000. You can also have one of our friendly roofers contact you. We are ready to assist you whether you are up in San Jose or down here in Anaheim.
Hiring Someone to Cut Holes in the Roof
This one may seem a bit obvious. But it may not be as apparent when you are doing home renovations. Be weary of letting someone cut a hole in your roof for things such as a roof vent or skylight. If any kind of remodeling or installation requires you to cut a hole in your roof, you better hire a professional contractor with roofing experience. The hole must be correctly cut, sealed, and dressed appropriately in order to mitigate potential leaks or other types of water damage. Usually, these things that are bad for your roof can be easily avoided with the right person doing the job.
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