You’re driving up to your house after a long day of work, and then you see it. That shade of green against the dark grey of your composite roof.
“Yup, that’s moss.” You think to yourself.
You already know that it needs to get taken care of, but you know you don’t want to climb up there and do it on your own.
So what do you do?
Pull out your phone, do a search for Moss Removal in Portland and scroll through the results that show up on Google or Yelp.
Sound a bit familiar?
The chances are that this is close to exactly how you stumbled upon this post. (Welcome the blog, by the way. Happy to have you here.)
If you are in the search for a roof cleaning company in or around Portland, Oregon, then here are a few things to consider before you make your decision.
The Top 3 Things You Should Ask A Roof Moss Removal Company Before They Set Foot on Your Roof
1. Are they properly insured?
There are a lot of people who offer the services of Roof Cleaning, Moss Removal, and Roof Treatments in the Portland area.
However, many of these companies (including some who show up on the first page of Google) don’t have the necessary insurance to protect you in case of an accident.
2) Will they be applying a roof treatment?
If they plan to treat your roof for moss, then be sure to ask if they have a license with the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).
The licensing from ODA is important. The training you receive helps to ensure that the products applied are done with the highest safety concerns for the environment. Lack of this training can result in damaging our beautiful home and wildlife — something none of us want.
You can see our ODA licensing here.
According or Oregon State Law, a company cannot apply anything but water to a roof without this license.
Also, if they have employees who will be the ones treating your roof to kill moss, then they need to be licensed as well.
If a company offers to roof treatments and you find that they do not have this licensing, you can anonymously report them to ODA here who will get in touch with them and make sure they get the proper training.
3) Do they have employees?
If yes, then ask is they have Workers Comp to ensure you’re not held liable in case of an accident.
No one ever hopes for an accident to happen, but even if you hope for the best, be sure to prepare for the worst and make sure you’re the roof moss removal company you hire has both you and their employees protected.
If you would like to inquire about getting a free roof cleaning estimate, please feel free to contact us today.