A residential roof can easily last 20 years or longer with the right care. However, certain elements can cause premature decay and roof leaks. To extend the life of your home’s roof, you will want to keep certain elements from attaching to and destroying it. Here in Georgia, roof tops are prone to developing moss, lichens, algae, and bird droppings. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning will share how these elements damage the roof and what you can do to prevent premature roofing damages.
Removing Moss on Roof
Moss will develop when moisture is retained on the roof tops and during times of cooler temperatures. Moss will most often develop on the shady side of roof tops. During the fall through the spring seasons, moss can be a major problem for roof tops. Moss is especially a major problem for asphalt and wooden shingles as these materials retain moisture easier. Wooden and asphalt shingled roofs often require more attention than will other roofs. However, moss can develop on any roof top that has leaves or other debris sitting on top of the roof.
Lichens are very similar to moss. They are typically thin and cover a lot of the roof. Lichens are often harder to remove as they develop deeper into the roofing materials. If lichens are left unchecked, it can permanently damage the roof shingles and other roofing materials. To prevent serious roofing damages, it is essential to clean lichens before they spread and penetrate deep into the roof.
Algae on Roof Shingles
Green algae will thinly coat a roof in areas of constant shade. Algae can also develop as a darker color and can also be black. Because of this, it often gets mistaken for mold or mildew. Algae is more unsightly rather than damaging. However, algae, if left unchecked, can assists the development of mold, moss or lichens. Therefore, you should never leave algae on a roof. This helps prevent other future substances that can damage a roof.
Clean Poop Bird Poop off Roof
Birds that frequently roost on a home’s roof will leave behind their droppings. Bird droppings are highly acidic and can cause erosion and decay on slate, concrete and clay roof tops. When birds are frequently seen on your roof top, you will want to have your roof cleaned to remove the droppings and prevent roofing damages.
Roof Damage Prevention
To prevent roof damages due to moss, lichen, algae, and bird droppings, they need to be removed as soon as possible. It is always recommended to keep the roof cleaned. You can easily remove moss, lichens, algae, and bird droppings with soft wash roof cleaning. Soft washing a roof involves using a specialized machine combined with a cleaning agent that can also kill these types of substances to clean shingles and other roofing materials to ensure the roof is free of these damaging substances.
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If you are a dedicated homeowner who has one of these roof damaging elements, seek a professional pressure cleaning service. For quality soft wash roof cleaning, pressure cleaning services, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning and schedule our services today.