Roof Debris Removal
Is Debris Just a cosmetic issue?
When leaves and other debris is left to build up on a roof, they can present a number of problems. Sitting debris can accumulate water, essentially like a sponge, or even dam water which causes pooling. This can lead to:
- Nasty, hard to remove stains
- Shingle/Tile deterioration
- Mold and mildew growth
- Wood rot
- Weakening your roof’s integrity and shortening it’s lifespan
Why is cleaning the debris from your roof valleys so important?
If you have a tile roof, more than likely, you have valley’s on your roof. Many of the tile roof cleanings that we provide include valley cleanings.
Valley cleanings are quite labor intensive. It involves removing each tile along the valley, removing any debris from the valley metal, and then reinstalling each tile. It is very important to keep your tile roof valley’s clear of debris. Debris can build up in the valley’s and cause water to divert onto the underlayment which may lead to a leak.
Watch the video below to see a real life example of a tile roof valley. In this video, Caleb (a roof care service technician) is cleaning out a tile roof valley in Camas, Washington.
Why is blowing debris off of your roof so effective?
One of the most requested services that we get is a “blow-off”. A blow off is when we blow down accumulated debris off the roof surface to prevent deterioration of the roofing material.
When debris is left sitting on the roof it can act like a sponge, soaking up water and promote damage to the roofing materials, causing ugly staining, and even leaks. Not only are blow-offs good for the appearance of your home they also help support the health of your roof.
In this video, Caleb (a roof care service technician) is completing a roof cleaning in East Vancouver, Washington. He explains the reasons why blowing the debris off of your roof is so important.