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Avoid These 5 Common Roofing Mistakes

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Our home’s roof deserves TLC and if you’re already giving it the love it needs, then make sure you’re handling it with care. Just like there’s a proper way to brush your teeth, there’s a right and a wrong way to taking care of your roof.

We’ve compiled five of the biggest mistakes that homeowners tend to make when it comes to their roof. If you’re guilty of one or more of these, learn what you should be doing instead.

1. Cleaning your roof with a pressure washer

A pressure washer will certainly remove items like leaves and trash but in the process of clearing out your roof, you’re also damaging the roof’s surface. If you regularly clean your roof or do so after a big storm, use a water hose instead. The pressure isn’t as great but it will still do the job.

2. Placing new shingles over old ones

By placing new shingles over old ones you are indeed causing more issues. Old shingles need to be completed removed then new ones can be installed. Failing to do so will make matters worse.

3. Forgetting to inspect your attic

Your attic often reveals signs of trouble but if you’re not checking it regularly, you will certainly miss the signs. Be sure to take a couple of minutes every couple of months and inspect your attic. There may be small repairs that are needed in order to avoid catastrophic issues down the road.

4. Putting too much insulation on your home.

There is such a thing as too much insulation. A home with an attic needs some ventilation. Otherside, this can lead to mold and other issues. You also don’t want too little insulation. A professional roofer can help you find a balance.

5. Not having it inspected at least once a year

Even if your roof hasn’t had any leaks or obvious damage, it’s important to have it inspected by a professional roofer. Think of it like your routine doctor or dentist visit. Even if you feel fine and your teeth look okay, it’s still necessary to have a routine exam to ensure there aren’t any underlying issues. Your roof may need small repairs to keep it in optimal condition. This results in less trouble down the road.

Contact Allegiant Construction and Roofing for Reliable Services

There’s nothing to be ashamed about if you have been making one or more of these mistakes. It happens to the best of us! So instead of continuing this cycle, have your roof professional inspected and serviced by us, one of the most reliable roofing companies in El Paso. When you call Allegiant Construction and Roofing, we’ll give you the upfront answers you need to make an informed decision.  

Avoid the Worse! Winter-Proof Your El Paso Roof

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From freezing temperatures to a calm 68-degree day, there’s no telling what one winter day will be like from the next. Leaving your roof susceptible to damage may come at a high cost when an unexpected winter storm braces the Borderland. All it takes is a couple of preventative measures and your roof will be protected from damage such as water leaks and roof and gutter issues. Allow us to help you prepare!

Give your home’s exterior a walk-through

Do you have a couple of trees that touch your home’s roof? Perhaps a tree that’s close to your roof? If you do, you’ll want to trim those trees and rack up any fallen leaves. Branches and leaves can clog up gutters, which obstruct the ability of water to flow in the right direction. When leaves pile up on your home’s roof, they can also cause damage. Wet leaves have the potential to rot roof shingles and make them weak. Take a walk around your home and from the ground trouble-spot any areas that require cleanup. The goal is to keep both your roof and gutters free from objects.

Inspect your attic

Attics are prone to leaks, especially when the Sun City experiences a heavy rainstorm. To spot any potential damage, go up to your attic on a sunny day and look for pockets of the sun coming in through the roof. If you notice areas where the sun is peaking in, call a roofer to asses it. A professional roofer will determine whether there are missing shingles or other potential damage. It’s important to have it addressed right away as any small opening leaves room for the possibility of leaks, which can result in mold.     

Have your roof thoroughly inspected

It’s a good rule of thumb to have your roof inspected before the start of a new season. Since fall and winter in El Paso can sometimes get blurred, it’s a good idea to have it inspected in late September/early October. Although we are well into November, you can still have it inspected before the start of winter, which officially starts on December 21st.

Simply give Allegiant Construction and Roofing a call and we’ll schedule a visit. Upon our inspection, our licensed and experienced roofers will look for any damage that requires repair. We’ll let you know the full status of your roof’s condition so that you can have peace of mind knowing you’re prepared for the possibility of snow or freezing temperatures.

Contact us today to schedule an inspection!