Roof maintenance is a job that many people avoid. It’s time consuming and can be somewhat dangerous. But it’s necessary! Because of the amount of rain and humidity we get in the Seattle area, our roofs need extra attention. That’s why insurance companies and home maintenance professionals advise homeowners to inspect their roofs every six months. But, let’s face it, dragging out a ladder, climbing up on your roof, gingerly walking around your shingles or tiles, and inspecting each area of your roof is not the most fun way to spend a weekend.
Why not let the experts at All Pro Services do the work for you?
Moss: We Have Lots of it In Seattle
Because of all of the annual rain and snow we get in Seattle, our homes and businesses are breeding grounds for moss. It grows everywhere, sidewalks, driveways, siding, patios, decks, and especially on roofs.
Moss can severely damage the structural integrity of any roof. It absorbs moisture and establishes roots on in between shingles and other areas of your roof. When left alone, moss will lift shingles, and lead to roof degradation. Untreated moss will eventually lead to holes in your roof and leaks into your home. Dirt and debris often accompany moss so that has to be dealt with along with the moss.
Several factors are taken into consideration to remove moss from roofs. Power washing can remove moss; however, different surfaces and the condition of your roof may require different methods of removing the moss. For instance, we would use low pressure and high water volume to pressure wash shingle roofs. This method ensures excellent cleaning while eliminating any potential damage to roofing surfaces and materials.
In other instances we will use manual labor to loosen moss, which may be easier on shingles and other roofing materials. Once the moss has been removed and the debris cleared, we will apply an organic moss treatment. This will kill moss spores and ultimately prevent the moss from spreading.
- Agitate the removal of moss: We use a stiff bristled brush to hand-scrub and loosen up the stubborn moss that has taken root on your roof.
- Blow off the moss and residue: Next we blow off the moss and any residue that is on your roof with a gas blower. (We will clean up and remove all the debris from your property when the job is done.)
- Treat your roof and gutters: We use a special organic, environmentally-safe moss treatment solution leaving your roof surface clean and free of moss.
Moss Treatment Program
Getting rid of moss is step one. Keeping moss from growing back, and it will, means additional treatments are needed. The best way to keep moss from taking root again on your roof is by getting an All Pro Services moss treatment program. Our follow up program means the end of moss on your roof (and any other surface we treat).
Our Moss Treatment Program assures that your roof will remain moss-free. When you think about the damage moss can cause, our program is a small investment compared to the cost of repairing or replacing a roof.
The pros at All Pro Services have been effectively dealing with moss in the Seattle area for decades. Contact us to learn more about how our Moss Treatment Program can eliminate and keep moss from destroying your roof.
Gutter and Downspout Cleaning
The roof gutters that hang under your roof line are an important part of the roofing system, especially in climates that experience ample rainfall. Downspouts and extensions, make up the gutter system that ensures the proper flow of water off the roof and away from the fascia board and ultimately your home’s foundation. When it’s working correctly, the system helps protect against wood rot and failure at the roof fascia boards and siding, and it also helps keep your basement or crawlspace dry by directing water well away from the foundation.
Gutters and downspouts can get clogged with leaves and debris that dam up water and prevent it from flowing into the downspout and extensions. Keeping them clean and flowing freely is essential. Gutter clogging is especially likely at certain times of the year, such as in the spring when trees are dropping seeds, and in the autumn when leaves are falling.
Cleaning Gutters and Downspouts Can Be Dangerous
Everyone knows how important gutter and downspout cleaning is. It’s a necessary chore and even though it should be done twice a year few look forward to climbing up and down a ladder with a hose and bucket to do the work. Still, gutter cleaning is an integral part of maintaining your home and it has to be done. But it doesn’t have to be done by you. That’s where All Pro Services comes in.
We have the know how to do the job right. We’ve been doing it for over three decades. We’re licensed, fully insured and bonded. Our workers are covered under workman’s comp so you can be rest assured they will do the job safely and completely.
Avoid Costly Damages
Don’t wait until you notice a problem like damaged fascia boards, gutters tearing away from the roof edge, sagging soffits, or leaking into your home. Don’t let mosquitoes breed in standing water or birds nest in your chimney or gutters. Let All Pro Services take care of the messy job of cleaning your gutters and downspouts for you.
Our gutter and downspout services will:
- Help prevent water damage to your home
- Eliminate nesting areas for birds, termites, mosquitoes, and other insects
- Avoid the destruction of expensive landscaping
- Maintain the value and beauty of your home