6 Things Homeowners Should Never Do To A Roof [Infographic]

Every homeowner wants to keep their whole house — from the roof to the floor — as well-maintained as possible. But because the roof is perhaps the most inaccessible part of the house, it’s often put out of mind until damages show itself and bother the household. These can be primarily attributed to the constant battering that roofs receive from nature, as well as the natural deterioration after decades of excellent protection.

However, there are also some damages that a roof can sustain not because of the forces of nature or other external factors, but due to negligence and poor treatment from the homeowners themselves. Most of the time, it’s due to an honest mistake of not knowing what can damage roofs apart from their constant exposure.

In this infographic, we discuss six things that homeowners should NEVER do to their roofs if they want to preserve its integrity for decades:

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4 Reasons Why Your Roof Still Has Leaks After Repairs [Infographic]

When you’re experiencing leaks from your roof, the first instinct is to have them sealed up quickly so they do not pose much of a problem, especially when there’s rain or snow. Of course, applying a sealant is just a temporary solution, as a leaking roof most likely has caused more problems than you’re aware of.

These can range from discolorations on your walls and ceiling due to water exposure, damages in your attic, mold and mildew growth, higher utility bills, and even become a fire hazard should the problem be left unaddressed.

In this regard, you’d do best to have your roof checked and repaired or replaced. In doing so, you ensure that all your problems with roof leaks can be sufficiently addressed. But what if you’re still experiencing leaks even when you’ve already spent a lot on roof maintenance?

Here are the top reasons why your roof is still leaking even after your roof has been repaired or replaced:

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