Tip #1: Keep your roof and gutters clean!
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements! With all the rain we get in the Pacific Northwest it’s common for moss to grow on roofs. Established moss can be dangerous because it collects and holds water much like a sponge. That water can wick up underneath your shingles and lead to saturation of your sheathing below. It also makes your roof unsafe to walk on because it’s so slick. Gutters are important too. They control the flow of rain water off your roof (remember, we get a lot of rain!), and a clogged gutter leads to water back ups, which can cause a leaky roof and encourage the rotting of the fascia and soffit.
This spring, don’t neglect your roof and gutters. Clear your roof of moss and leaves, and your gutters of leaves, branches and tennis balls! Doing so not only freshens the look of your home, it often lengthens the life of your roof! A small investment into a professional roof cleaning can keep you from spending thousands on a new roof. I’ve partnered with Jeff at Centsible Services, the authorized contractor for Roof Shampoo in Whatcom and Skagit, to give away a free roof shampoo (or service of your choice, up to $350!!!). Jeff will come and clean your roof using a soft, gentle, low pressure water wash that is environmentally friendly. The results are immediate! He also cleans siding and concrete surfaces, too.
Winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017.