Can Walking On My Florida Roof Damage It?

There are some things that homeowners can do that can cause damage to their roofs. Our team at Destin Roofing wants to make sure you are safe when dealing with issues on your roof. Throughout this blog, we will show you the everyday things homeowners do that can cause damage to their roofs.

Walking on a Roof

Walking on your roof can cause damage. Not only does walking on your roof cause damage, but you also have the potential to fall. Walking on your roof shingles will leave them bare, or you can even dislodge them. If you have to climb on your roof, be sure to wear shoes that provide a lot of traction. You also have to be on the lookout for any trapped moisture that may cause you to slip. If you need something to be fixed on your roof, call the professional team at Destin Roofing before grabbing your ladder to check it out yourself. Experienced roofers have spent extensive time on roofs and know how to navigate walking on a roof without causing your shingles to sustain damage.

Although we highly do not recommend walking on your roof, if you have to, here are a few rules to keep in mind:

  • If you see any areas of damage, immediately give Destin Roofing a call. Please do not try to fix the issue yourself. Most untrained roof repairs will cause more problems and require costly repairs.
  • Pay attention to where you are walking. If you notice any damaged shingles, avoid these areas.
  • If your roof is wet or icy, you should never attempt to walk on it.

Letting Mold and Mildew Build Up

While walking on your roof can cause damage to your roof, it is important not to abandon taking care of your roof. Mold, mildew and black algae can build up on your rooftop and cause severe structural issues. With all the rain and humidity in Florida, it is vital to schedule roof checkups every year. You may be more inclined to have mold and mildew build-up, depending on your roof type. If you suspect your roof has any kind of buildup, give us a call today to schedule a roof inspection.

Improper Washing

One of the worst things you can do to your roof is improper washing. If you decide to wash your roof, be sure that a qualified expert does it. The worst way to wash your roof is by power washing. Power washing your roof can cause early aging. The reason power washing is the worst choice for your roof is because of the high pressure and repeated application of harsh chemicals. The high pressure will cause your roof shingles to erode quickly. Before attempting to clean your roof, always consult with a professional roofing team.

Patching a Leak

A common issue in Florida is leaky roofs. With the amount of rain we get, there is a chance you have had to deal with a leaky roof at least once in your life. Leaks only worsen over time, and you may be tempted to fix the issue yourself because of how often leaky roofs occur. When homeowners try to repair their roofs themselves, they may often not get to the root of the problem and worsen it. If you have a roof leak, please call to schedule a fix with one of our trained professionals.

Contact Destin Roofing!

Please call our Destin Roofing team before you trek up to your roof to fix any issues. Our team of highly trained professionals is ready to assist you in any way. Some of the ways we can help are by providing roof repair, which includes repairing leaks and total replacements.