“Up on the housetop, reindeer pause. Out jumps good old Santa Clause,” — until he slips and falls on your dirty roof, and there goes Christmas. Even in the colder months, between weather and shedding shrubbery, your roof can end up filthy and covered in dirt, moss, and ice. But you don’t have to end up on the naughty list for having a dirty roof! In order to keep your roof clean for Santa, follow these tips.

Keep it Clean Before It Gets Dirty

You should have your roof cleaned at least twice a year. Not only does this keep it visually clean, but it gets rid of all the dirt, moss, and other gunk that can end up damaging your roof in the long run.

Watch Out for Moss Growth

Moss and other algae can eat away at your roof tiles and cause structural damage if left alone, so regular cleanings can prevent that growth. You can also prevent the growth of moss and other algae by keeping your roof exposed to sunlight so it stays dry and doesn’t give moss a chance to grow in the first place.

Prevent Ice from Forming

Now that it’s getting colder, rain and snow can easily freeze to become ice on your roof. Not only does this make it harder for Santa to safely land his sleigh, but that ice can weigh down on your roof and cause major damage. If you have a system like Helmet Heat, snow will be melted away before it can turn to ice.

 

While it’s great to keep your roof clean for Santa, it’s even better to keep it clean all winter long. Keystone Gutter Helmet offers Helmet Heat systems that melt away snow from your roof before it can become ice as well as Roof Shield cleaning services that help keep your roof spotless without the use of harsh chemicals. For more information or to get a free quote call us at 610-372-4383.