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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.

Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

3 Simple Tips To Cleaning Roofing Materials Without Causing More Damage

by Martha Soto

You hear a lot that keeping your roof clean is an essential part of maintenance, but it can also be the cause of damage to roofing materials. To ensure you do not have problems when cleaning your roof, you want to make sure that you do it correctly. For just a routine cleaning, using a garden hose is enough to get the job done, but if you want to remove stains or fungus, there may be more work involved and there are other things to remember, such as never using a pressure washer to clean roofing materials. Here are some tips to help with your roof cleaning project and avoid causing more damage to your roof:

1. Wearing the Right Clothing to Prevent Injury and Damage to Roofing Materials

Choosing the right clothing is important before you begin any type of maintenance on your roof. A long sleeve shirt and pants will protect you from fibers in roofing materials, which irritates the skin and causes rashes. Wearing the right type of shoes is also important when getting on your roof. You will want to wear soft-soled shoes, which will protect against slipping and prevent damage to the surface of materials.

2. Routine Cleaning Using Just Water and A Simple Broom to Prevent Damage

It is a good idea to routinely clean your roof when it gets dirty due to environmental conditions. Use a simple broom and a garden hose to clean light debris and dirt off the roof. When sweeping debris off your roof, use gentle strokes of the broom to ensure you do not sweep the finish of materials away with the dirt. To rinse dirt and things like pollen off your roof, use a garden hose without a pressure nozzle.

3. Thorough Roof Cleaning to Remove Stains and Fungus Before They Cause Damage

Over the years, the materials on your roof may become discolored, stained or begin to show signs of fungus growth. To thoroughly clean your roof without damaging it, you will need to get special roofing cleaners for the type of materials you have on your roof. If you have metal roofing, you will want to use a special metal cleaner that is not corrosive to prevent damage to the finish or metal of the roofing materials. Never use pressure to rinse the solution off the roof, but rather a garden hose or sprayer with low-pressure nozzle head.

These are some tips to help with cleaning your roof without causing damage. If you need help with maintenance, repairs or replacement, contact a roofing contractor to ensure your roof is in good shape and protecting your home. 

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