Roof Cleaning is the most important parts of maintaining of your home. It is the first line of defense against wind, rain, snow and even the sun. With time, everything wears down. Cleaning your homes rooftop is an extremely important part of any maintenance program.
Our Gorillas are prepared to tackle any job at any time. Safety is always first and foremost. Assuring safety harnesses and tie offs are in place completed with a walk around of the home and property are always the first steps in a safe workplace. Safety equipment maintenance is performed prior to commencing any Roof Cleaning project, no matter how big or how small it may be.
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 and does need replacing, giving it that little bit of elbow grease and time can prolong it that much more. If you are about to list your home, a rooftop clean and moss removal is a must. This may be one of the first things a home inspector will point out when performing an inspection on the outside of the house. Keeping it clear of debris and buildup keeps the roof clear to do its job, protect the home!
If your home is equipped with an asphalt shingle roof, and it is a little older, chances are there may be a moss & 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
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Canada has an ideal environment for moss, algae and lichen growth. Educating our clients on moss, algae and lichen growth is also 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 is consistently present on your roof. With this, moss and algae growth is inevitable. When moss begins to grow, it holds in the moisture on your roof accelerating its growth rate.
The amount of sun each area of the roof gets will determine just how long the moisture is retained after the rain hits it. North facing roof top areas and/or heavily treed parts of the property will receive significantly more shade so these areas will require constant monitoring.
Trees that are close to or overhang the roof provide shade and will allow moss spores to be easily transported to your roof.
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. Increased Your Properties Value!
Get your roof cleaned by the experts at Gorilla Property Services
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.