Maintenance Errors That Shorten the Lifespan of Your Roof

Keeping your roof in good condition is key to maximizing its lifespan. However, not all maintenance tasks are good for your roof–in fact, some can cause more harm than good.

Maintenance Errors That Shorten the Lifespan of Your Roof

In this post, reputable roofing company Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​ discusses a few maintenance mistakes you should avoid.

Too Much Power Washing

Power washing can be good for removing algae stains, but using it too much — especially on old shingles — can cause damage. If the pressure of the water from power washing is too strong, it can dislodge some shingles, weaken other roofing materials and cause water to seep into unseen cracks.

Reliance on Temporary Fixes

Don’t delay permanent repairs of leaks, holes and other forms of roof damage. Though performing temporary fixes is good for preventing further damage to your roofing system, relying on them completely can cost more in the long run and weaken your roof. Consider roof replacement when the damage is already beyond repair.

Excessive Insulation

Attic insulation is a crucial component of energy efficiency and your roof’s health. However, installing too much insulation can make your attic vulnerable to many issues, such as the growth of mold and mildew and overheating. Excessive insulation can trap humid air longer and make attic ventilation less effective.

When it comes to excellent workmanship, Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​ is the name you should remember! As a reputable roofer, we are dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality industrial, commercial and residential roofing services. With over 8,500 completed projects, we are confident that we can meet your roofing needs and deliver top-notch results.

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