Fall is the best time of year to clean your roof. All you need do is observe nature. Once the trees have dropped their leaves, it is time to prepare for winter. The gentle rain and cooler temperatures make this time of year perfect for an easier, and more comfortable time to get the job done. Ready your home for winter’s chill with a thorough fall roof cleaning. You could say that it just wouldn’t be autumn without clearing your property of leaves, making sure you’re ready for the winter months.
This time of year is an opportunity to clear your roof of rain-soaked leaves that trap moisture and encourage the growth of fungi, lichen, and moss.
Your home may be positioned under particularly large and productive trees that drop many leaves and twigs onto your roof. If that’s the case, a fall roof cleaning is particularly in order.
Fall Roof Cleaning
Help your roof defend your home from intrusive growth. A roof that has moss, mildew, algae, or lichen is at risk of having them attach to the surface and invade your shingles. Ultimately, these growths break down the roofing material and create spaces where water accumulates.
Water that pools on your roof in gaps between your shingles or tiles, cause your roofing materials to rot. It can also cause damage in the form of stained ceilings and marks on the walls. It can also cause mould and mildew to form indoors.
Maintaining the health of your roof is important, and fall is the perfect time to give it an annual cleaning. In fact, you can extend the life of your roof by as much as 20 years by keeping it free of damaging debris. Also, if you let this work wait until winter months, water freezes and thaws, which pulls the tiles apart, causing even more damage.
A dirty roof is also unsightly. Even the black streaks caused by algae named “gloeocapsa magma” can damage shingles and shorten the life of your roof.
Of course, the fall months can get pretty wet in this neck of the woods, and climbing around on a roof isn’t for everybody. There are ways to get the job done without having to stand on the roof. The easiest solution is to call in the professionals at West Coast Moss Removal. We know what to look for and we are experts at mitigating damaging and intrusive growth.
West Coast Moss Removal works quickly, efficiently, and effectively. We are bonded and insured, and make sure we treat your roof and surrounding yard with care.
If you’re looking to take good care of your roof and give it a long life, an annual fall cleaning is a great time to schedule it. If you let a professional roof cleaning company like West Coast Moss Removal handle it, you’ll have an experienced team that knows what to look for and how to clean your roof without damaging it. Fall is a busy time of year for us so don’t delay. Fill out a brief confidential online form for a free quote.