WHY IS MY ROOF LEAKING ?
Your roof is one of the most protective elements of your home or business. It protects building materials beneath the roofing and keeps your belongings inside safe from water leaks. Keeping your roof free of any type of tree debris, leaves and limbs as well as keeping gutters clean not only improves the appearance but also maintains the integrity to make your roof a longer lasting product.
HAVE LEAVES ALREADY CREATED ROOF DAMAGE?
Wet piles of leaves that have sat for weeks or months can also create weak spots in the roof. If this happens to your roof, then it means the wood framing has become weakened. Soft spots in the roof present rotting, which could lead to collapse in the area.
If your roof has a weak and soft spot, it needs to be repaired quickly. Austin is known for its unpredictable weather. Strong winds commonly pass through our city, which causes debris, like heavy tree limbs, to fly around and hit roofs. If a heavy limb falls on the weakened area of the roof, it could pierce the roof structure causing substantial external and internal damage to the house. Don’t wait for the worst to happen.
A clean roof without debris on it reflects the sun’s rays and keeps a building or home from overheating in the summer months. This leads to better energy efficiency and lessens the need for as much air conditioning to keep your dwelling or business to stay at a cooler temperature.
Clean Roofs are Energy Efficient
WHY ROOF DEBRIS NEEDS TO BE REMOVED
Debris on a roof can cause some pretty significant problems to your roofing system if not removed promptly. Some examples of roofing damage we’ve seen happen because roof debris was not removed include:
Interior Water Leaks – Small debris, like twigs, decaying leaves, or children’s toys, can interfere with gutter performance. Debris-blocked gutters are incapable of deflecting water off your roof and away from your home. As a result, overflowing water can leak into your home, particularly its foundation, and create water spots in your basement, or on ceilings and walls. Additional problems can occur if debris is blocking roof vents or other rooftop ventilation.
Moss and Mold – Damp debris in corners and valleys of your roof or on the side of the roof that doesn’t get much sun is the catalyst for mold, algae, mildew, or moss growth, all of which can quickly spread to other areas of your roof. All four can cause roof rot because they trap water and create moisture that softens and weakens roofing materials. In addition, roof fungus causes water to run backwards beneath the roof’s shingles, creating roof leaks that enter the interior of the home.
Roof leaks – Tree debris can easily get caught in the edges and valleys of your roof, clogging proper water flow. Once water seeps into the roofing layers under the shingles, roof leaks are sure to follow.
Nesting – Small animals and birds use the debris as nesting material and move right in. Not only do their droppings spread disease, but their movement scratches away at your roofing materials. They can also get into your crawl space or attic if there are any weak spots on your roof.
Fire – It takes only a small ember from a firework or a burning fire to ignite dry leaves, tree needles, twigs and other debris on your roof. Even with a fire-retardant roof, debris on a roof is a disaster waiting to happen.
We remove leaves, pine needles, trees branches and other debris
We collect leaves, pine needles, trees branches and other debris
Basic trim overhanging branches touching the roof
Basic clean the cutters
We haul everything a way
We take pictures of any item(s) of concern found during the examine of your roof to share with you.