Making sure residential roofing systems are in top condition helps preserve their structural integrity and, more importantly, provide homes with long-term weather performance. Even so, many myths surrounding maintenance continue to circulate, giving homeowners wrong ideas about this important facet of the roofing system.
Myth #1: Modern Roofs Don’t Require Maintenance
Thanks to recent industry innovations, roofing systems today are more efficient, durable and easier to install then older ones. That’s not to say, however, that these no longer require regular upkeep. While there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free roof, taking on a proactive approach when it comes to keeping your roof in top shape can further extend its lifespan.
Myth #2: Power Washing Is Good for Your Roof
This statement is far from the truth. It can be extremely damaging to your roofing system, especially when pressure forces water under your shingles and causes mold and mildew growth. Pressure washing also strips the shingles’ protective granule coating, diminishing your entire roof’s ability to protect against the weather and the elements.
Myth #3: Gutters Are Not a Part of Roof Maintenance
Your roof and gutters work together to protect your home from the damaging effects of moisture. Failure to tend to your gutters can lead to issues that will affect your roof right away. Expect serious roof and home foundation problems if you get gutter seams that are not airtight or drip edges not properly affixed.
The importance of roof maintenance cannot be understated, which is why every roofer at Tedrick’s Roofing is ready to assist you. After scheduling a FREE roof inspection with us, we’ll give you a written evaluation and assessment of your roof’s condition, and make recommendations for any necessary repairs or replacement.
Give us a call today at (206) 824-3440, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Tacoma, WA, and the surrounding communities.