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Roofing Tips: What Not to Do

These are tips that can help any homeowner not damage their roof. Give these roofing tips a shot!

Owning a home can be exciting. Choosing a roof can also add to this excitement. Pretty much any customization to a home can induce homeowner happiness. However, there are things that should be done and shouldn’t. Homeowner veterans may know the ins and outs but newer homeowners may find themselves learning lessons about the maintenance of a home. Unless you install roofs professionally, you may want to check out a few of these roofing tips.


While it may be tempting to take the hose and clean the roof to perfection, this is not advised. Cleaners with harsh chemicals can remove important chemical elements that can ultimately strip and stop your roof from being protected from any form of heat or impact on the roof. If your roof ever becomes distastefully dirty, it is best to contact one of our professionals and discuss this issue.

Bouncing a Basketball

A pickup game at home can be a summertime staple or pastime for some. Still, installing a basketball hoop is not recommended due to the potential of damaging your roof. Bouncing the ball numerous times can cause bolts to become loosened and knocked ajar.

Satellite Installation

Research other methods for installing satellite television. Installing a satellite to a roof means there are holes and cuts. This can damage a roof over time and tamper with its longevity. The goal is to have a sustainable, endurable roof.

Decorating with Christmas Lights

This is the one that most people do not want to hear. Akin to basketball, decorating for the holidays can be a pastime. Adding holiday lights to the home can be fun and festive. However, shingles can become loosened and damage the roof’s sustainability.

Stepping on the Roof

Finally, this is another common issue that both new homeowners and veteran homeowners alike often do. When there is an issue with the roof, people who own a home, automatically want to “check it out” for themselves. Walking on a roof can prove to have the same effects as all of the aforementioned suggestions: deterioration or wearing the roof down. Not only does this decrease the value of the roof, but it can prove to be dangerous. Falling from a roof would be detrimental and once again, it is best to recruit a professional.

Phil DiBello Family Roofing Is A Leading Roofer of Howard County!

Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Howard County as well as Baltimore and Carroll County. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority! Remember to follow us Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to stay up to date on everything DiBello Roofing.

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