Roof Moss and Lichen Cleaning Morristown NJ

April 29, 2014 roof lichen, roof moss Ed Thompson

Roof Moss and Lichen Cleaning Morristown

Moss and lichen develop root systems into roofing shingles. This is how moss stays on the roof regardless of wind and heavy rain. As the root spreads it slowly tears the shingle apart. Forcibly removing moss and lichen can leave permanent scars on the roofing shingle. Never let anyone attempt to remove moss and lichen with a stiff brush or a pressure washer. Our non-pressure process allows the dead moss to die, dry out and decompose. As it dries the root system becomes brittle and will detach on its own. This allows minimal granular loss to the shingle. It can take a few weeks for the dead moss to wash away with rains.

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Roof moss and lichen has become a real nuisance to homeowners in Morristown New Jersey. Many home owner insurance carriers will cancel policies for houses or buildings with roof moss. The roof is most likely the most expensive part of any building. Overall a roofing shingle requires minimal maintenance. Keeping a roof free of moss, mold and lichen can extend the life of a roof for 5 years or more.

To clean moss and/lichen from the roof we simply treat the growth with our solution.  The solution will kill this growth on contact.  It is then left on the roof to dry out and decompose.  After a few weeks the rain will release the stain.  The root systems from the moss will dry out and detach on their own.  If one were to try and forcibly remove the moss or lichen they will most likely release many of the roofing granules and shorten he life of the roof.

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