Moss & Lichen Removal Treatments

Moss and lichen grow and degrade the surface of your tile roof also encourages more dirt and moss into the overlap joints of the tile roofing. It will also remove the chip in base and coating of the Decra tile roofing. ProMain will inspect your roof for free and assess the condition of your moss and lichen situation.

Maintaining a clean roof has many benefits. Not only does it increase your home’s curb appeal, but it ensures that your roof remains structurally safe. Since roofs have to face a variety of weather and climatic conditions, many roofing issues can arise over time.

This is especially true if you have a tiled roof, as tiled roofs are particularly prone to moss and lichen build-up. Watching out for moss and lichen build-up is crucial, roofing can be porous so making roofs an ideal place for such growth to occur.

You may be wondering what moss and lichen is and whether there are things you can do to mitigate its spread. Here are some of the most common questions that we are asked when it comes to moss and lichen growing on roofs.

Moss & Lichen Removal Treatments

What is Moss and Lichen?

Moss is the general name for a type of non-vascular plant which spreads quickly in moist conditions. moss and lichens are very powerful growing on your tile roof surface cleaning is very important.

Lichen on the other hand is a combination of algae and fungi living together. It tends to grow in green crust-like patches. As it spreads it damages the tile surface by wearing it away and exposing the inner layers to the weather.

What causes Moss and Lichen to grow?

Moss and lichen spread by releasing spores, and they are prone to first develop on moist surfaces away from the sun. This means that moss and lichen may quickly root in the covered nooks and crevices of your roof. This can be in gaps between the tiles, can sometimes cause leaks.

Concrete and clay tiles are especially prone to such build-up. This is due to them being more porous and more likely to retain moisture from exposure to rain, providing the perfect conditions for moss and lichen spread which in time will cover the entire roof area.

How do you stop Moss and Lichen from spreading?

Once moss or lichen has been identified on your roof, our team will start by applying our moss and lichen removal treatment. This treatment is perfectly safe on the environment and is applied directly to the tile surface. This will gently lift and remove the moss and lichen build up and it will wash away in any rain.

How long does it take to kill Moss and Lichen after a roof treatment?

After our Moss and Lichen removal treatment is applied it will take between 9 to 12 months for the build-up to fully disappear. This of course depends on the condition, the age of the roof surface, and any weather severity.

How do I know if I have Moss and Lichen on my roof?

It is best to be pre-emptive so contact our team today and one of our expert roofing specialists will come and inspect your roof, free of charge!

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