D & D Clean Exteriors Safe, Professional Roof Moss Removal Saves Money
Roof cleaning Port Alberni and the surrounding area residents know is extremely important. Due to our climate and the abundance of moss and algae in the area, we see it regularly taking advantage of roofing materials. Moss particularly is problematic because it grows fast and is invasive because of its root structure. As it grows it causes shingles and shake to lift, allowing moisture to gain access to your roof sheathing underneath, and it does not dry. This causes deterioration and wood rot, and your roof fails. It can also lead to water commuting to other areas in the home, down walls, creating wood rot, mildew, mold, and inviting insects and critters to take up residence. Replacing a roof is an expense no one wants to face earlier than planned.
Keeping a roof swept is important as it gets wind and storm debris off the roof so it does not have a chance to decompose. It also allows inspection of the roof for damage. Sadly we often tend to roofs that have holes from limbs blown down that have created problems with a wet attic, destroyed insulation, or worse. Keeping a roof clean helps protect your investment. Using the correct methods and chemicals is also very important when cleaning or removing roof moss, as bleach is dangerous and damaging in any form. Bleach is commonly used by other companies, but is toxic and will stain, as well as cause vinyl siding to get brittle. It can easily discolor other materials on your home including wood surfaces and paint, and is toxic to people, pets, and landscaping. We only use hydrogen peroxide, a naturally occurring green compound that kills and prevents further growth of moss, lichens, and algae on your roof. We hand remove moss, treat it, apply cleaning agents, and rinse. We clean gutters inside and out to assure there are no blockages or moss going into the sewer systems or onto the ground.