The Roof is the most important part of your home or office in terms of providing shelter and protection from the weather. It also serves as a platform that holds equipment and facilities like solar panels, vent pipes, antennas, gutters, and satellite dishes together. It has to remain durable and compact at all times.
In order to achieve this, owners must understand that the strength of the roof depends on the material used and if the decking or supports have been subject to leaks, moisture, and rot. There are different materials for residential roofs such as asphalt shingle, clay tile, cedar shakes, slate, or metal. Tile, slate, and metal are the most durable and long lasting among these materials.
Asphalt shingle roofs are cheaper but also lasts shorter compared to hard roofing materials. Over time, constant rain, hail, and wind can cause serious damage that could lead to disintegration. After it completely wears off, its surface will no longer be effective in terms of protecting the home.
Tile and slate roofs on the other hand are not that susceptible to environmental factors. However, they other forces can lead to their breakage—people stepping on them incorrectly, branches and other hard objects falling on them. The durable layer underneath the roof catches the moisture and heat that goes through the breaks and cracks in the slate and tile. So cracks or breaks in clay and slate tiles must be repaired because damaging the inner layer can be more costly.
One common problem when it comes to all types of roof is the growth of molds, especially in areas where heat and humidity are high. No type of roof is impenetrable to mold. The key to keeping a roof healthy is by cleaning it regularly. Roofs will dry off overtime, but to make drying quicker, you can use Lola Wowables™. The all-around cleaning cloth that’s reusable and eco-friendly. They can also help remove stains, grime, and molds on the roof,
Speaking of molds, these are the common destroyer of tile roofs. It sends down micro-roots into cracks and fissures, widening them and compromising the integrity of the tiles. That’s why regularly brushing them off would help a lot in prolonging the life of your tile roof. For quick and effective removal of molds, you can use Lola Deck Scrub Brush on tile roof.
Mold on asphalt shingles absorbs heat, which makes the roof hotter and heats up the attic space under the roof. As the layer of mold thickens, it absorbs more heat and increases the weight carried by the roof. Combined with piles of leaves, twigs, and other materials that reaches the roof, it may eventually break. To prevent this from happening, make sure you regularly check your roof. You can use our Corn Broom to instantly sweep debris off and reduce the weight on your roof. It has durable and compact bristles that can survive high temperature and moisture.
Clear gutters water will keep rainwater from flowing down to the pipes. Debris however, will stop the draining of water and cause mold build-up because of the stagnant water. However, with the Lola Dust Pan and Brush Set Clip On, you can collect debris and dispose them properly so that roof water can continue to free-flow.
Cleaning is one of the best ways to reinforce your roof and prevent damage. It is not a forever solution though, because damages are inevitable and they will really require repair especially after windstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. Leaks can also severely affect vulnerable areas so you have to be very alert and cautious in checking them and giving them attention.