Debris on your Roof

debris-on-the-roof-2If debris is found on your roof, we recommend having it removed professionally. The objective of debris removal is to prevent it from impeding the flow of water off the roof.

Debris may be removed from the roof in a variety of ways depending on the type of debris, how much debris and whether or not some of the roofing materials (such as tiles) need to be removed in order to remove the debris. One of the most common ways debris is removed is to blow it from the roof using a leaf blower. Although an attempt is made to control the debris as much as possible, it is not uncommon for the debris to sift into the attic or garage spaces through skylights or vents as well as litter the grounds.

A little bit of debris in the wrong location(s) can do a lot of damage. It is important to prevent water from backing up into structure, causing leaks, rot and/or damaging the roof or interior of the home. Eastman Roofing & Waterproofing can provide this semi-annual/annual service. See attached note given to customers before we remove debris for more details:

Debris Note:

If debris is found on your roof and we recommend removing it, the following things need to be kept in mind the day of the roof repairs/debris removal:

The objective of debris removal is to prevent it from impeding the flow of water off the roof.

Debris removal does NOT include:
a) Removal of moss on shake butts or composition shingles.
b) Removal of dirt that occasionally can splash on the house during removal
c) Removal of mud or hardened debris in gutters, or gutter cleaning. If any loose debris blows into gutters during removal of debris on the roof, that loose debris will be blown out of gutters.
d) Any gathering of debris removed from roof or putting it into containers.

1. Debris may be removed from the roof in a variety of ways, depending on the type of debris, how much debris, and whether or not some of the roofing material (such as tiles) need to be removed in order to remove the debris. One of the most common ways debris is removed is to blow it from the roof, using a leaf blower. Although an attempt is made to control the debris as much as possible, it is not uncommon for the debris to sift into the attic or garage spaces, through skylights or vents, as well as litter the grounds.

2. Thus, it is up to the owner or responsible party to take any necessary precautions prior to this debris removal, such as covering any items of value in the house or garage, if needed, or possibly even notifying neighbors of the upcoming debris removal in the event debris is blown onto adjoining properties.

3. It is the responsibility of the owner to clean yard of resultant debris. Eastman Roofing & Waterproofing can remove the debris from the property at an additional charge to the owner. If you would like Eastman Roofing & Waterproofing to clean the yard after debris is removed from your roof: a) Call us for a quote for this additional work, or b) See original proposal for this item, if applicable.

4. There is no warranty against debris accumulation on your roof. It is the owner’s responsibility to keep the roof free of debris, or to hire a qualified roofer to remove it professionally on a regular basis, to prevent water from backing up into structure, causing leaks, rot and/or damaging the roof or interior of the home. A little bit of debris in the wrong location(s) can do a lot of damage. Eastman Roofing & Waterproofing can provide this semi-annual/annual service. Call for a quote or see enclosed proposal if applicable.

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