No one wants to admit that summer is coming to an end. While
Canadians are trying to soak up those last days of sunlight and high
temperatures, there are heavy-duty chores lurking just around the corner. That
chill in the evening air might make property owners grab a sweater, but they
should be grabbing a phone and booking appointments with our Gorillas. One of
the toughest aspects of property maintenance are roofing needs. It is necessary
to handle these high-up hassles but it is also dangerous without the right
training and equipment. Tasks like DIY roof cleaning, moss removal and gutter
cleaning are demanding and can mean slips and falls – so call a Gorilla
The Consequences of a Cluttered Roof
Roofs are easy to ignore – after all, out of sight, out of mind.
As roof maintenance falls to the bottom of the to-do list, organic debris is
piling up on surfaces and inside perimeter drains. Leaves, sticks, seed pods
and tree needles don’t
seem like a threat from the outside, but even small items can mean big damage.
Roof Cleaning: Roofs are designed to stand up to the
elements but they still need to be maintained. The obvious issue with a
cluttered roof is the visual appeal – or lack of it! A blanket of debris makes
your home or workplace look sloppy but it can also lead to structural damage.
Organics hold onto moisture, trapping it against roofing surfaces. This puts
pressure on shingling but it also paves the way for moss growth.
Moss Removal: Moss is beneficial out in nature but in the
city, it is nothing but trouble. Moss is known as an invasive plant because it
doesn’t stick to one area,
but spreads as far as it can. If left unattended, this growth weaves over and
under shingles and wears away at materials underneath. This means costly
replacements of framework and decking.
Gutter Cleaning: The majority of perimeter drains are made
up of a mix of both opened and enclosed areas. Opened areas let debris in while
closed spaces keep blockages hidden. Over time, drains become heavier and can
pull away from fixtures, causing damage. Damp, full gutters are also the
perfect place for pests to call home. Avoid property damage and an infestation
by calling in a Gorilla.
Don’t Wait For The
In order to keep your property running smoothly, our experts
recommend twice annual service, in the spring and fall months. This level of
care prevents unwelcome surprises and unnecessary damage. Each and every
Gorilla is fully insured for property damage and bodily harm, so all that’s left for property owners to
do is to sit back and watch their vision come to life.