Roof Cleaning and Moss Removal Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey and North Vancouver
Most homeowners in Vancouver will eventually have trouble with moss growing on their roof. Moss growth is one of the most damaging things that can happen to a roof and can lead to having to replace the entire roof or undertake expensive repairs.
Neglecting the issue could result in difficulties with your homeowner’s insurance. Moss growth also affects the market value of your property and lessens its curb appeal. It is best to handle the matter quickly before it becomes a bigger problem.
What Is The Issue?
Moss can grow on most roofing materials, lining the edges with a green tinge. It feeds off of organic compounds and minerals present on the roof and thrives in humid environments, growing faster in shaded areas.
The roots of moss grow beneath roofing material, lifting and warping the roof. The moisture retained by the moss ruins the wooden portions of the roof and encourages the growth of other damaging elements. Proper roof moss removal requires the help of trained professionals.
Removing Moss and Mildew
The best techniques for moss removal will remove all of the moss currently present while also treating the roof to prevent potential growth. The proper moss removal treatment for a particular situation will depend on the material the roof is made of and the condition that it is in.
Moss can grow on:
- Asphalt shingles
- Wood shingles
- Wood shake shingles
- Cedar shake shingles
- Tile roofs
- Slate roofs
Pressure washing the roof is not recommended, as it can do more harm than good. A powerful pressure washer can damage the outer layer of the roofing composite, exposing the inner layers to sun and weather damage. Spraying strong jets of water at the roof will also force moisture into the little nooks and crannies, fueling additional growth in the future.
Using a wire brush to remove moss from the roof is ineffective, as the roots of the moss will be growing underneath where the brush can’t reach. Using a brush on the mossy areas can also cause damage to the structural integrity of the roofing materials, leaving it needing replacement much sooner.
Our experienced professionals will take everything into consideration when compiling a personalized treatment plan for your home. Our specialized tools and techniques will ensure that the job is completed safely while adhering to all applicable regulations.
The first step will be inspecting the roof and identifying any issues that should be corrected. Next, a plan will be created to clean, treat, repair, and maintain the roof. The pitch of the roof and the proximity of trees will be taken into account for the plan, as these affect how quickly moss will return.
After action has been taken, a plan for retreating the roof on a regular schedule will be established. Because of the environment in Vancouver, the average roof will need treatment every 2 to 3 years.
Our quote will provide you with all of the information needed to make an informed decision about the options available. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any questions you may have about our products and services. Contact us today for more information.