No matter where your home may be, you will see leaves, sticks, and other debris on your roof when you take a close look at it. Most people won’t give this debris a second thought. After all, it is out of sight and out of mind most of the time, and it’s certainly better than having it end up inside your house. On the other hand, too much debris can cause problems for your roof if it isn’t cleared off. Here are just a few reasons why it pays to have the debris cleared from your home’s roof.
Cleaning Your Gutters
Perhaps the best reason to clear debris from your roof is to keep your gutters clean. The gutters are responsible for allowing water to drain from your roof down to the ground. They tend to get clogged by leaves and sticks, which causes water to pool and damage your roof over time. Ice dams can also form in clogged gutters in the winter, which can cause similar problems.
Keeping a roof clean and clear of debris will help it reflect the sun’s rays and keep your home cool in the summer. This in turn will make your home more energy-efficient when you don’t have to rely so much on your air conditioner to keep your home feeling comfortable.
Making Inspections and Repairs Easier
Your roof should be inspected at least once every year, preferably in the fall. Having a roof that is clear of debris will make this task much easier. It will also save you a lot of time, money, and effort if you need to have repairs made. If there is no need to clear leaves and other debris from your roof, a roofing contractor will be able to get to the necessary repairs that much sooner.
Contact the Professionals at Alpha Valley Roofing
Your roof should be kept free of debris if you want it to stay in good shape, but actually cleaning your roof can be a difficult task. If you have a roof rake, you can sweep away anything that is near the edge of your roof. If not, we recommend contacting Alpha Valley Roofing for assistance if you don’t have the equipment or the training to handle a roofing task by yourself. Alpha Valley Roofing is a full-service general construction company, and we will be happy to take a look at your roof to clear it of debris and make any repairs that are necessary. For more information about our roofing services, contact us today.