Protecting the Roof Over Your Head

Protecting the Roof Over Your Head

Most people know that our roof protects us. It shields us from things like bad weather, rodents and insects, and it keeps us warm at night when we’re sleeping in bed. However, there are times when we also need to give our roof a bit of love and care as well in order to keep it in top condition to protect us. As much as we need our roof, it needs us too.


But how can you protect your roof? There are plenty of ways to clean it, renovate it and even repair it without needing the help of a contractor. However, specialised roof services like Anderson Contractors are invaluable if you need some serious help with the roof over your head. Many roof repairs and renovations require at least two people to perform safely. It’s not recommended to tackle these on your own because it can be incredibly dangerous to climb up a roof on your own unless you have scaffolding set up, which is both expensive and time-consuming.




Roof repairs can be expensive, but it’s worth the money


DIY roof repairs can save you a lot of money if you’re willing to put some time and effort into learning how to do them. Luckily for you, most roof repairs are easy to carry out assuming you have a bit of help from friends or family. Most of the cost comes down to expertise and experience, which is something you can guarantee your contracting has. When you carry out your own repairs, the majority of the cost will come down to the materials and equipment you need. Thankfully, roof repair and maintenance doesn’t need much equipment besides a few tools to remove shingles and tiles.


Don’t use a pressure cleaner


One of the worst things you can do to your roof is blast it with a pressure cleaner. The strength of the water can lead to many problems in the future, such as loosening tiles or even cracking them under the immense pressure of a specialised cleaning machine. If you want to clean off dirt and grime from your roof with a pressure cleaner, then use the lowest possible setting so that it doesn’t damage your roof. Alternatively, simply use a cloth and a brush to scrape off dirt and grime, or consider using a chemical roof cleaner to get rid of moss.


If your roof is noticeably aged, such as having lots of stains, missing tiles and the shingles are curved or cracked, then it might be time to have your entire roof replaced. Regular roof maintenance can keep its appearances up and help prolong its life, but no roof is sturdy enough to last more than 15 years without a replacement. If you’re going to replace your entire roof, then dedicated lots of days to it in a row so you can finish it in a timely manner. If you can’t make the time, then consider hiring a contractor instead. An ageing roof is susceptible to leaks, letting in rodents and insect infestations, and could even collapse depending on the structural integrity.

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