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Why You Should Clean Your Roof in Autumn

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Autumn is upon us, bringing with it all those familiar things we associate with the season: colder, wetter weather, shorter days and longer nights, and plenty of leaves. Naturally, these conditions are far from ideal when it comes to maintaining the condition of your roof.

The cold, dark, damp environment means that leaves that settle on your rooftop can very quickly become the ideal home for other organic materials seeking to take hold and grow there. Under these conditions, it doesn’t take long for moss, algae and lichen to completely engulf a roof.

It, therefore, makes sense to regularly clear the leaves from your roof during this time of year, and have your roof comprehensively cleaned at the end of the season. It is better to wait until the end of Autumn to do so as more leaves will settle on the roof before the winter otherwise.

The benefits of quality Biocide

When you get your roof cleaned, you should make sure to choose a company that uses an excellent quality biocide as part of their service. This will prevent organic materials from growing on your roof over a period of time, ensuring that any leaves that subsequently settle on your roof will be unable to facilitate the growth of other moss, algae or lichen – even if they’re not promptly removed.

Biocide, therefore, becomes a particularly important factor if you do decide to get your roof cleaned earlier in the season.

By embracing the simple process of keeping your roof leaf-free by periodically clearing it, and then investing in a thorough, complete clean at the end of Autumn, you can ensure that your roof withstands the difficulties that this season presents.


If you’re concerned that your guttering systems might be blocked and need a gutter repair or replacement service, or you’d like to prevent gutter blockages with our gutter vacuum and cleaning service, contact our team today!