Most pressure washing contractors do not work during the winter months around the Philadelphia area. It is not because we are afraid of the cold or snow but because the water we would need to use can freeze our lines, especially in the 12 degree weather that the area is facing this week. That does not mean there are not a few tips homeowners should know about cleaning and repairing a roof during the cold season.

If you are reading this article I am assuming that you are a well-advised homeowner in terms of keeping up with the quality of your home. A large part of our business in October, November and December is gutter cleaning and gutter unclogging. You have probably already read the nightmare stories about ice dams forming or gutters freezing over and breaking because of clogs in your gutters.

What you may not know is that it is just as important to have your roof cleared of debris before you unclog your gutters. It does not take a genius to realize that what goes up must come down so if you hire a gutter cleaning company to unclog your gutters before the first frost make sure you have them clean the debris from the roof FIRST.

While your contractor is up on your roof any pressure washing contractor can perform a simple inspection and tell you if you are missing any shingles, if your chimney may leak, or if any gutters are damaged. A contractor should also make you aware if you have any branches from nearby trees that may need to be trimmed back to avoid scraping the roof, dripping sap onto the roof, or a branch breaking and damaging the roof.

If you are interested in gutter or roof cleaning please contact us at 215-703-8306 to setup a free estimate. We offer pressure washing, powerwashing, window cleaning and graffiti removal in the Greater Philadelphia area. 

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