Keep Your Roof in Tip-Top Shape by Avoiding These 4 Mistakes

Roofing can be a surprisingly complex topic, so it’s no surprise that many homeowners make some mistakes when it comes to their roof. Some of these mistakes are minor, but others can cause serious damage to your roof. In this article, the A.O. Roofing team will cover some common mistakes to avoid so you can keep your Central Florida home protected. 

1. Not Cleaning Your Roof and Gutters

Your roof and gutters can accumulate dirt, leaves, and debris surprisingly quickly, especially in the rainy, humid Florida climate. Over time, this can create leaks, mold and fungal growth, and ice dams. Be sure to clean your gutters regularly, and consider professional roof cleaning every couple of years. 

2. Replacing Shingles Yourself

Replacing a single missing shingle doesn’t seem all that complicated, right? In fact, it’s a more complex fix than it appears. If nails are the incorrect size, or incorrectly placed, it can lead to a loose, shifting shingle, and exposure to the elements that lead to rust and corrosion. And that’s not to mention the dangers of doing roof repair without proper safety equipment. 

3. Not Getting Your Roof Inspected

Periodic roof inspections are essential for identifying damage before it gets serious. Unfortunately, many homeowners delay or forgo inspections completely, leading to much costlier repairs once the problem is bigger and more obvious. 

4. Working with Inexperienced Roofers

It can be tempting to save money by working with cheaper, less experienced roofers. But those short-term savings will end up costing you big money in the long run when the low quality work and materials break down far sooner than they would have if you’d worked with a reputable roofer like A.O. Roofing Services. 

Are You Treating Your Roof Right?

By avoiding mistakes like DIY repairs, not cleaning gutters, and more, you can extend your roof’s lifespan and avoid major headaches in the future. And when you work with a roofer, make sure they’re always experienced and qualified, like the pros at A.O. Roofing Services. Get started today with a free estimate!

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