Debris: A Roof’s Worst Friend

Roof integrity, if present at the time of installation, is not a gift that lasts.  Fortunately for the Miami homeowner, a little maintenance goes a long way in helping to protect your investment.  In fact, it can be as “little” as removing debris from the roof and gutters.

Roof Debris

Did you know that it is important to sweep or blow debris off the roof a minimum of twice per year?

  • Debris on the roof can cause water to collect, damaging shingles and potentially soaking into the roof deck.
  • Continued dampness from the accumulating debris may cause algae to grow, and rot the supporting structure.
  • An accumulation of dirt, leaves, pine needles, and other debris may also encourage wildlife to take up residence on your roof.

There are many professionals in the Miami area that can help with this job (while keeping your feet safely on the ground).

Gutter Debris

free roofing estimateThe gutters on your Miami home should be cleaned at least once per year – more frequently if if overhanging trees drop leaves on your roof, and after a storm rolls through.

  • Cleared gutters provide a way for rain to drain safely from the roof and away from your foundation.
  • Clogged gutters may overflow, damaging landscaping below, and perhaps allowing water to accumulate at your home’s foundation or seep into your basement.
  • Water draining down the side of your Miami home could rot the wood around windows and doors.

Cleaning gutters is a job that can be done at home or by a professional, who can also offer you a free roofing estimate. If you decide to tackle it yourself, wear gloves and be sure to think about safety. Your ladder should be in good repair, of an appropriate type and height, and on stable ground.  You should also make sure there is a second person on the ground to assist you when necessary.

 We Can Help!

Keeping your roof and gutters free of debris is an essential part of maintaining the integrity your roof. If you would like a free roofing estimate and inspection, give our contractors a call here at A-1 Property Services. We care about keeping our customers safe, and providing them with clear, thorough answers to their questions.  A-1 is a GAF Master Elite Roofing contractor, available for all your roofing needs.

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