Regardless of how the movies make you love a thin sheet of emerald moss on your roof, that fairy-like vibe is not what is really going to give. The greenish miracle would soon turn into a blackened, pest-attracting, overgrown pile of ugly dampness. Moss just does not care if your roof is new or old or if it is asphalt, wood, clay, concrete, or metal. Moss can and will grow uncontrollably on any of these surfaces, making it harder and harder for you to restore your roof back to the clean state it first was. If you do not hire a professional moss removal expert soon enough, the moss will grow between the shingles and cause them to lift, allowing water to seep through. Overgrowth of moss and algae can also lead to blockage of gutters. Moss is not good news at all.
How To Remove Moss?
Moss removal on your own can be hard, time-consuming, and messy. If your building or house is located in Vancouver, an experienced Vancouver moss removal company can take care of this challenging job for you. Moss removal sessions can be arranged seasonally or as-needed basis, depending on how your requirement as well as your budget. But before you get started, it is essential to know how a professional Vancouver roof cleaning service will manage a moss removal project. There are a few mandatory steps that need to be followed by any roof cleaning company that provides moss removal Vancouver.
STEP 1: Wash And Brush Moss Away!
A responsible Vancouver moss removal agent will always put safety first. After getting into slip-resistant shoes, protective clothing, and gloves – the moss removal professional is good to get on the roof and start hosing the entire area affected. Pressure washing techniques are not recommended for moss removal because that can damage the shingles and get the moss everywhere in an untidy mess, sometimes even inside the house. Unlike high-pressured water, a soft wash method will moisten the moss and make it easier for your Vancouver moss removal expert to scrub it off with a soft-bristle brush that will not irritate the shingle granules. The secret to following a great moss removal procedure is to be really patient with the water and the brush, taking time to rub mildly and thoroughly to cover the entire roof effectively.
STEP 2: Apply An Effective Roof Cleaning Solution To Remove Moss Completely.
As professional roof cleaners Vancouver, we never recommend stopping the moss removal process after the scrub. For lasting results, a Vancouver moss removal company must undoubtedly use an eco-friendly roof cleaning solution to complete the job. Additionally, a biodegradable roof cleaning solution can remove the stains resulting from moss growth, and provide a protective cover over the roof to prevent it from being invaded by moss again soon. It is important to note that store-bought roof cleaning solutions made of harsh chemicals can trickle down to your garden and cause a potential risk for your plants, pets, and the inhabitants. Moreover, the harsh chemicals will react with your roof, siding, and shingles to discolor.
Therefore make sure to hire a Vancouver roof cleaning expert that supports 100% nature-friendly cleaning solutions for moss removal. Going green can never do you any possible harm. Roof moss removal can be one of the significant factors that decide the longevity of the roof shingles, which is why you cannot risk the proper protection of your roof by hiring some essential company for roof cleaning Vancouver. Your roof cleaning expert will know how long to let the solution sit, and as it is a biodegradable roof moss removal company you are hiring, there is no need to freak out about ruining the roof.
STEP 3: Prevent Moss From Growing On Your Roof In The Future.
If you repeat the Vancouver roof moss cleaning sessions effectively every year, your roof will automatically reduce the growth of moss over time. But, there is one roof hack that the experts of Vancouver moss removal use to keep moss from growing. This trick is installing strips of zinc or copper-coated sheet metal. The metal strips can easily be installed below the top ridge on either side of your roof. Speaking of affordability, zinc strips definitely score better, but copper strips can fight moss growth better. These strips of magic are essentials in the toolkit of every skilled Vancouver roof cleaning agent. They usually have them in 2-4 inch strips, which will be attached to your roof to reduce future moss growth.
On A Side Note
It is not rocket science that your roof needs exposure to sunlight to reduce moss growth on it. As one of the pioneers in Vancouver moss removal, we highly recommend that pruning tree branches that hang over your roof will be a great way to allow more sunlight. As we use soft washing techniques to clean your roof, it will not do any damages to your roof either.