- Always wear fall arrest gear
- Eco friendly solutions & non-abrasive removal
- All rooftops and valleys to be cleared of branches, leaves and debris
- Before and After photos
A clean roof is one of the most important parts of home maintenance nation-wide. This structure is your first and greatest line of defence against the elements. Without protection, wind, rain, snow and even sunshine can act as major players in the destruction of your home or workspace. By making professional roof cleaning and moss removal a part of your routine, you can extend the life of your roof and improve curb appeal.
An Overview of Your Roof Cleaning Service
Removing moss and debris from the roof of your home makes the entire house look that much more beautiful. Even if the roof is older or in need of replacing, giving it that little bit of shine can make a huge difference. Whether you are selling your home or staying put, curb appeal is important. The presence of moss can be a huge red flag for potential buyers and home inspectors. Keeping it clear of debris and buildup keeps the roof clear to do its job, protect the home!
Our Gorillas are prepared to tackle any job at any time. Safety is always first and foremost. Safety equipment maintenance is performed prior to commencing any project, big or small. The roof of your home is going to be one of the first things a potential buyer is going to see. Curb appeal plays an extremely important role in your home’s resale value. Keeping that roof clean and free of debris is a job that needs to be done regularly and properly. Let people see your roof as an asset, not an added expense or liability.
Understanding Asphalt Shingling
If your home is equipped with an asphalt shingle roof, and it is a little older, chances are there may be a moss and algae problem. Incorporating a proper maintenance program may be the difference between replacing the roof prematurely and getting the full life expectancy out of the roof. It is not uncommon to lose up to 40% due to moss & algae, or improper maintenance of an asphalt roof.
The Gorilla rooftop cleaning process follows the “ARMA” procedures and protocol, (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association). Two simple rules to follow when dealing with an asphalt roof:
- DO: Treat your roof with a cleaning and disinfecting solution
- DO NOT: Pressure wash your asphalt roof under any circumstance
Canada has an ideal environment for moss, algae and lichen growth. Educating our clients on invasive growth is an important part of maintenance. Unfortunately, learning about moss, algae and lichen growth is about as fun as watching paint dry, so here are a few quick points to remember:
Moisture: Moisture is consistently present on your roof. With this, moss and algae growth is inevitable. When moss begins to grow, it holds onto moisture, accelerating its growth rate.
Shade: The amount of sun your roof gets will determine just how long the moisture is retained. North facing roof tops and/or heavily treed parts of the property will receive significantly more shade so these areas will require constant monitoring.
Trees: Trees that are close to or overhang roofing provide shade and will allow moss spores to be easily transported to your roof.
Debris: Needles, leaves and branches all retain more moisture on your roof and will create the perfect conditions for moss growth. Not to mention, the aesthetics of a home with debris build up on a roof can be easily turned around with a proper maintenance program.