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Why Remove Debris Off My Roof?

Posted July 24, 2015 by Patrick Morin
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If you have a home that’s downwind of trees or maybe “that neighbor’s darn trees,” you’re going to get a deposit of debris on your roof. That debris can cause heavy and lasting damage to your roof. Roof Life of Oregon can easily take care of that debris with an annual service so that you never have to come home to a disaster.

You’ll notice on a roof that there are inside corners and outside corners. Inside corners are what we call valley areas. Sometimes there is also a redirection of a valley and we refer to that as a dead valley. When the tree debris falls on the roof, that debris gets stuck in the dead valley and collects.

When we get surge storms in Oregon, heavy amounts of water attempt to get off the roof, but they end up running into that debris. So instead of running vertically, the water hits the debris, goes sideways, and gets backed up. It makes its way to the fasteners that are holding your roof and suddenly your roof begins to leak.

If you let the moss get heavy enough, it can do the same thing. Lots of people call up and say, “I think my roof is shot because it’s leaking.” It’s usually just the moss forcing water horizontally on your roof and causing that same damage.

It’s really a simple fix. As one of our well care clients, Roof Life keeps the debris blown off your roof on an annual basis. We call you every January, February or March after the storms come through and come out with our big compressor. We get feedback from our clients that this is a valuable service for their peace of mind.

You don’t want to come home to a roof crisis that’s going to come in just under your $1,000 deductible. It’s not worth it when it can be so easily prevented with an annual servicing from Roof Life of Oregon. We’ve been doing this for over thirty-four years and know just what to do to take care of your roof.



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