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  • Writer's pictureChris Martin

Winter-Proof Your Roof Against Damaging Weather

‘Make hay while the sun shines’ is a pretty common idiom, but our version runs more along the lines of ‘hey, while the sun shines…’ prepare your roof for the inevitable winter rainstorms! Now is the perfect time to winter proof your home so that your comfort, bank balance, and peace of mind doesn’t suffer when the cold sets in.

While most people will develop a plan of action to maintain their home, such as using insulation, servicing their heaters, and checking their hot water systems or pipes, the most important element to consider is the state of your roof. A good, solid roof will prevent any weather-based issues and keep the cold and rain out, making it much more pleasant to live in.

Before and after roof high pressure cleaning
A Perth house before and after a DJL Services roof clean.

Ensure Your Roof is Winter Ready

Before the weather starts to turn, it is worth checking over your roof for any visible defects, such as a missing shingle, cracks and holes, or damage from animals. This kind of damage or debris can let water into your home, ultimately damaging your interior which result in costly repair bills. Wind and rain can loosen different elements on a roof, such as tiles or flashing, so it’s important to inspect these areas annually, or better yet to hire a professional to do this to avoid slipping and injuring yourself (or worse).

DJL Services can carry out your maintenance roof cleaning to remove any build-up such as mould and grime, protecting your roof and ensuring the winter rains can easily make their way off your home, preventing expensive damages. We also check the state of your roof to identify any potential problems that you should get addressed before the wild weather appears.

Protect Against Paint And Tile Damage

Dirty roof tiles

Roof mould, mildew, and lichen build up not only make your roof look unsightly, but they can also damage your paint and tiles. While roof mould is not visible in its early stages, it eventually turns black. The mould and mildew are able to survive on an uncleaned roof because of dirt and moisture build up and cause dark streaks to appear on your roof. If you spot lichen on your roof, it is likely holding onto moisture in these spots for longer, causing long term damage!

A professional pressure clean from DJL Services removes these blemishes from your roof and leaves your roof looking refreshed and beautiful.

Our Roof Cleaning Process

Our technicians are experienced in all aspects of high pressure cleaning. We follow all health and safety regulations concerning height safety, and as such, are experts in servicing residential and commercial buildings that are 1, 2, or 3 storeys. We even offer additional gutter cleaning services which is critical in ensuring that water doesn’t get stuck in your gutters, eventually growing mouldy and causing further damage to both your pipes and your house exterior.

How Often Should I Clean My Roof?

Your roof and gutters should be cleaned at least once a year before the winter rains set in. If you’re in more regional areas or on the outskirts of Perth in “bushfire zones”, it’s recommended also doing this before summer.

Preparation Goes A Long Way

There are some things you can do yourself around the outside of your house to help prevent winter weather-related incidents.

  • Cut away any tree branches that hang close to your roof.

  • Consider removing dead trees that are close to your home.

  • Inspect outside stairs, steps and banisters for defects, and repair these to prevent falls.

  • Check your house exterior and fix any cracks or holes that may let the wet and cold in.

We hope you keep safe and warm this winter.

Winter-Proof Your Roof Today!

Get ahead of the chill and prevent the winter weather from causing you any stress or expensive damage to your home. Call in the professionals at DJL Services to complete this important roof maintenance safely and effectively with our high-pressure roof and gutter cleaning services. Call us today on 0417530171 or contact us online and we will get straight back to you.


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