Yes, it can be easier to handle home
maintenance yourself, but there are certain tasks that you should leave to
professionals. Even the most diligent of DIY-ers should refrain from
cleaning their own roofs. Handling roof cleaning yourself can lead to a
multitude of additional roof issues. Continue reading for 4 reasons you
shouldn't clean your own roof without a professional.
Any time you get on your roof, it is an
extremely dangerous situation. Falls from roofs and ladders can result in
severe injuries and even be fatal. Without the proper experience,
equipment, and training, one wrong step could lead to a dangerous outcome.
Instead of putting your own safety at risk, enlist the help of a professional
who knows the right steps and precautions to take to ensure their safety.
- You May
Accidentally Damage Your Roof
Without the proper experience in cleaning
roofs, you may not be sure what steps you need to take to prevent causing any
damage. A pressure washer can be one of the best ways to clean a roof, but any
misuse can easily lead to damage and decrease your roof's lifespan. If the
pressure is too high, it could damage the gutters, remove granules on asphalt
shingles, and loosen shingles.
While many DIY tasks are more cost-effective
than hiring professionals, roof cleaning is quite the contrary. To clean your
roof, you will have to purchase or rent the tools and supplies and dedicate
your time when you could be doing something else. Even with the best materials
and hours of time spent, your roof may not be properly cleaned. By hiring a
reputable and trustworthy professional, you can make sure your roof is properly
cleaned, keep yourself safe, and potentially have any problem areas identified
before there is extensive damage to your roof.
- You May Miss
If you go up on your roof yourself, you may
not spot any problem areas or areas of concern with an untrained eye. Having
professionals come out to clean your roof gives you the opportunity to have any
areas of concern brought to light before the damage gets any worse. Another point
is a trained technician could see a weak spot on your roof and know to
deliberately stay away from stepping on it. As someone without training, you
may not be able to see the soft spot and could get injured if you step on the
Your gutters are also an integral piece of
your roofing system. Learn more about cleaning and maintaining your gutters to keep
your entire roof system in good condition.
To make sure your roof is in good condition,
schedule a free video roofing inspection with ARAC Roof It Forward! A free
video roof inspection will allow our team to diagnose potential problems that
are going on with your roof. After the examination, we will show you any
concerning areas of your roof, review your repair options, and provide a cost
estimate. Schedule your free video inspection with Roof It Forward today.