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Old 11-03-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Now is a great time to clear your roof and clean your gutters.Leaving debris built up in valleys,gutters and behind skylights,chimneys,vents or other roof penetrations can cause roof system failure due to neglect.

I recommend a pro to clear debris and perform a roof inspection of materials and components.

You can perform your own clearing of debris as most do.But safety must be utilized.Not doing so can result in serious injury or death.


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Old 11-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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Many DIY'rs every year are seriously injured due to unsafe practices with their motions or not fully understand equipment function and limitations.

It is very important to learn proper use of equipment.

Poor roof/gutter
maintenance can cause damage to but not limited to your,decking,fascia,pans,aprons,flashing,vents.ins ulation,drywall and rafter tails.

Keeping a strict exterior mantenance plan will contribute to the longetivity of the roof system and components.

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Old 11-03-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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Maintenance is key to get the maximum life from your roof system and its components.

This weekend is daylight savings.Turn your clocks back 1 hour.

Another great tip for you is,.,.change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Have your chimney inspected.Sorry for any typo's as I am using a phone for this post.I had 3 laptops and 2 desktop computers stolen today.

But that won't stop me a bit.May all their children be born naked.

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Old 11-03-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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I recommend cleaning your gutters at least 3 times per year as well as the roof.

Depending on how many trees around the structure it might be more.

I recommend a roof system inspection every couple years.Have your roof inspected after severe weather,,,high velocity winds and hail etc.

Just because you don't lose material does not mean the roof is free of damage.

And most importantly pick a pro contractor.
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[Roofmaster417]
I recommend cleaning your gutters at least 3 times per year as well as the roof.

(I do them twice per year, early Spring & late Fall)

Depending on how many trees around the structure it might be more.

(Agreed, there are some I do seasonally)

I recommend a roof system inspection every couple years.Have your roof inspected after severe weather,,,high velocity winds and hail etc.

(System inspection at the time your roof is one year old, three years old,
ten years, fifteen years old, twenty years old and then every couple or few years after that stage.
Walk around inspections after any storm conditions, buy a $15.00 - $20.00 pair of binoculars to help you see the roof surface from the ground so you don't have to walk the roof dozens of times a year.)


Just because you don't lose material does not mean the roof is free of damage.

(Exactly, look for lifting in materials "shadows" denting in the metals, not just vents and flashing's but siding & gutters, etc., also.)

And most importantly pick a pro contractor.

(Pro contractor, handy man, pro diy'r neighbor/bro-in-law/co-worker, etc.)

I do some things a little differently than you Roofmaster417 but I agree with your post and the timing of it, so not trying to argue or any thing like that, just adding my in put.)

P.S. Sorry to hear about some scum bag ripping you off, a little diy crime fighting is to watch for your items at pawn shops near you and in the next town down the road.
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Good post "RM"!
Also -
If you're a DIY'er, and you're going to clean your gutters yourself -
spend some money (30 to 40 $) and buy a ladder stand off.
Nothing more unpleasant to have a ladder slide along the gutter -
Surprise!! (It's not the fall that hurts - it's the sudden stop! -
that, pesky gravity!)
We have trees - clean them 4 times a year.

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Thanks for the tip Sly,.,the computers I can do without.Some of my pix from Extreme Makeover were on 3 of them.I still have about 150 pix but 350 are gone.

I invite everyones input on my posts.That is the reason for the forum IMO,.,.,To give accurate advice and input from everyone.,.,.,.,Well except for DangerMouse and his shed,.,.,.Just playing,D.M,,,

I will leave it alone now,.,.,before you use your wizard abilities and turn me into a roll of felt,.,.,.

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When performing maintenance NEVER walk in your valley's,,,,doing so will crack or walk them out resulting in leak.

With this being the time for holiday decorating NEVER fasten ornaments or lights with nails directly thru your roofing materials.Doing so could cause interior damage as well as damage from electrical fires or shorting out.
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[quote=Roofmaster417;765955]When performing maintenance NEVER walk in your valley's,,,,doing so will crack or walk them out resulting in leak.

I have a question on this [walking on the roof] two or 3 times a year i walk my whole roof 95 ' long 35' wide at the widest part. I do this to clean it up --by blowing the entire roof off, blowing out each gutter completely. i am 67 so she says no more working on the roof. I was more worried about the damage i might be causing the roof.i NEVER step on the valleys and i never walk sloppily dragging feet. or cords etc.I walk very deliberately on it one end to the other.Is this a no-no.its gettin impossible to clean it from the ground --and get it all done.RIGHT!! please help . bob s
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The granules on the surface of the shingles are in bedded into asphalt, these granules protect against the sun, but eventually the asphalt begins to dry out and the granules become loose and start falling out of place and are washed down into your gutters/off the roof.

So the older the shingles on your roof are, the more damage foot traffic doe's to them, because your displacing granules as you walk, even a pro will.

This is why I won't walk a roof more then once per season even on roofs completely surrounded by trees and that's just to clean them.
I do after storm inspections from the ground and only go on the roof if I spot damage.
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The granules on the surface of the shingles are in bedded into asphalt, these granules protect against the sun, but eventually the asphalt begins to dry out and the granules become loose and start falling out of place and are washed down into your gutters/off the roof.

So the older the shingles on your roof are, the more damage foot traffic doe's to them, because your displacing granules as you walk, even a pro will.

This is why I won't walk a roof more then once per season even on roofs completely surrounded by trees and that's just to clean them.
I do after storm inspections from the ground and only go on the roof if I spot damage.
My roof is the new kind 3-demensional .its maybe 7 years old at the most. So i should be ok!All joking aside. up there once or twice a year?? I can't cut the culprit tree down , less i the wife agrees , AAAHH what do women know about roofs All joking aside its one of those monster locusts that shed 3 different things each season. thanks for the help bob s

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Guess i missed the meaning on this reply, what is it? bob s
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"thanks for the help bob s"
You said thanks for the help -
I was just, acknowledging that.

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"thanks for the help bob s"
You said thanks for the help -
I was just, acknowledging that.

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