Roofs serve a vital role, offering protection from the elements, providing insulation, improving energy efficiency, and adding structural integrity to homes. Despite proper installation and the use of high-grade materials, roofing may become prone to wear, damage and moss growth over time.
Since its inception, D&D Clean Exteriors has been helping residents of Nanaimo, Port Alberni, and Duncan prevent and remove moss, keeping harmful growth at bay and reducing the risk of damage to roofing.
Recently, the company has highlighted this service and the importance of roof ‘demossing’ in order to prevent damage, increase energy efficiency, and extend the life of roofs.
The Negative Impact of Moss on Roofing
Moss often thrives in the cool damp climate of Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Duncan and surrounding areas. One structure especially prone to moss growth is the roof of homes. Moss can quickly spread, further exacerbating the problem and leading to complications and potentially costly repairs. This is why it is so important to hire a roof demossing service at the first signs of growth.
Damage from Prolonged Moisture
Patches of moss hold moisture against roofing materials for prolonged periods of time, increasing the risk of rotting. When the weather cools, moisture and pools of water trapped under moss overgrowth can freeze and expand, pulling apart tiles and exposing underlayment, plywood and beams to damaging moisture.
Rotting from Overgrowth
According to D&D Clean Exteriors, homes with wood shingles (prone to rot from moss) or assault shingles are especially at risk. Moss and lichens are known to feed on the gravel and limestone of shingles, accelerating deterioration and leading to serious problems.
Moss tends to grow down and outward, seeking the areas underneath shingles and tiles where it can thrive out of the sunlight where it remains cool and damp. This growth can uplift shingles and tiles, a condition known as ‘roof lift’. Roof lift allows moisture and even pests to invade at will, causing immense damage to underlying structures.
Catching Small Problems Before They Become Costly Repairs
D&D Clean Exteriors stresses that one of the key reasons why roof moss should be dealt with promptly is that early intervention can prevent major repair expenses later on. Roof moss removal can also help to identify small issues of wear or damage before they turn into a costly situation. Failure to do so can result in the need for roof patching or replacement, as well as replacement of damaged or rotted plywood, structural beams and insulation.
An Environmentally Safe and Effective Solution
As a locally owned and operated company, the professionals of D&D Clean Exteriors live in the same communities they work. As such, they remain steadfastly committed to family and pet friendly, environmentally safe solutions.
Unlike some competitors, they opt to use a specialized industrial Hydrogen Peroxide solution in lieu of harsh and harmful bleach. Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural, green product that is highly effective while being safe for humans, pets and plants.
Process Designed to Get Results While Protecting Roofing
- Gentle loosening of moss
- Removal of moss
- Cleaning of gutters and vacuuming downpipes
- Application of specialized biodegradable and environmentally safe cleaner to kill algae, moss and lichens on contact
- If necessary, gently soft-washing and rinsing
About D&D Clean Exteriors
Headquartered in Nanaimo, BC, D&D Clean Exteriors is a leading home exterior and roof cleaning service company serving the greater Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Duncan areas.
The company specializes in utilizing leading-edge technologies, applications and methods combined with environmentally safe solutions to produce superior results that last.
Those interested in learning more about their services or in requesting a free quote are encouraged to reach out via their official website or by calling 250-244-3639.
Company Name: D&D Clean Exteriors Ltd.
Contact Person: Darryl Bilobrowka
Email: Send Email
Phone: (250) 244-3696
Address:261 Blairgowrie Place
State: British Columbia