Myriad Ways to Clean Your Roof Shingles

Posted on November 25th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Roof shingles aren’t a very exciting thing to think about, and if you’re like most homeowners you don’t consider yours too often. After all, as long as they don’t have holes in them, aren’t they doing their job?

The fact is that your roof shingles need cleaning to look their best. They also need to be cleaned to stay strong and sturdy since deposits from snow, sleet and rain can cause problems and decrease their lifespan.

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Use this guide to learn how to clean roof shingles the right way.

Grab Your Broom
When you first go about cleaning your roof shingles, the thing you really need to focus on is getting rid of debris like leaves and sticks. You can use a basic broom for this and simply sweep them down off the roof to be collected later.

Pressure Washing
Pressure washing can be particularly beneficial when it comes to cleaning your roof shingles because it can remove stuck on debris like bird droppings. While you can rent a pressure washing machine or buy one, you may want to consider paying somebody to do this work for you if you’ve never done it before.

You’ll also be able to pressure wash your home’s exterior and driveway.

Hire a Service
One of the best things you can do as a homeowner is to hire people that know how to take care of your home for regular inspections. That’s especially true when it comes to your roof since you likely don’t know everything about roof care.

When you hire a professional roofing contractor you can easily have them take care of your roof shingles. They’ll be able to clean them safely and properly, and a skilled roofing contractor will also help get rid of algae stains and make the whole area look better.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


What You Ought to Know About the Types of Steel Roofing

Posted on November 11th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Steel roofing is much more durable than conventional types of roofing materials. While it cost more to install, it can last several years longer than regular asphalt shingles. This actually makes it more of an investment than an expense. It can also dramatically increase the overall value of your home.

Affordable Steel Roofing

Here are the two types of steel roofing:

Concealed Fastener Steel Roofing
Of the two main types of steel roofing, concealed fastener is the most expensive. The bolts and fasteners are neatly hidden within the folds of the panels that neatly interlock with one another. Nothing is visible from the ground except for the sheeting.

Because the bolts are hidden, there is less need for additional sealant to be applied as the roof ages. Less upkeep is required as well. Concealed fastener roofing is much more pleasing to the eye and will often lead to a higher resale price for your home.

Exposed Fastener Steel Roofing
Exposed fastener steel roofing is one of the most affordable roofing options. Steel roofing that leaves the fasteners and bolts exposed is less expensive, but requires more upkeep and general maintenance. Bolts and fasteners fill holes. This means that sealant must be applied regularly to prevent water from leaking into the home through the small openings.

Exposed fasteners are also at a much higher risk of damage from debris or limbs that may fall from trees. Over time, this can cause them to loosen or break off depending on how well the roof is cared for. Because the bolts and fasteners are in plain view, it will be somewhat easier to notice if they have been damaged. Prompt repairs are extremely important to maintain the integrity of the roof.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.