ROOF CLEANING

Should moss, algae and lichen be removed?

Moss and algae (glaeocaspa magma) both retain moisture. Moisture increases the rate at which moss, algae, mold, and lichen grow. When moss begins to grow on your roof, the rhizoids (the root-like anchoring structure of the moss) are embedded into the asphalt shingles and they use the organic material as a source of nutrients, causing the granular composition of the shingles to break down and loosen. As granules are loosened, the core of the shingle is left exposed to the sun, causing the shingles to rapidly degrade. Once this occurs, the life of your roof can very quickly be reduced by up to ten years. Considering the average roof costs between $8,000 to $12,000 to replace, we recommend a regular maintenance program to ensure your roof lasts the full length of its intended lifespan. 

Ask us about how other types of roofs can become damaged by moss, algae and lichen.

Asphalt roof before cleaning...

Asphalt roof after cleaning...

Asphalt Roof Cleaning 

 

 

A roof with moss growth...

The same roof after our moss removal...

Townhouse roof before cleaning...

Townhouse roof after cleaning...

Moss Removal Service

 

Townhouse roof before cleaning...

Townhouse roof after cleaning...

Strata / Townhouse Roof Cleaning 

 

Metal roof before cleaning...

Metal roof after cleaning...

Metal Roof Cleaning 

Clay tiles before cleaning...

Clay tiles after cleaning...

Clay Tile Roof Cleaning 

 

Cedar shingles during cleaning

Cedar shingles after cleaning

Traditional Cedar Shingle Roof Cleaning 

 

 

Your home is an asset, take care of it with seasonal roof cleaning and moss removal.

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