If perhaps you are in the property management field for more than a few years the odds are pretty good that you have dealt with roof top cleaning issues. Roof cleaning can be very costly, cleaning up following the roof top cleaners can even be costly. Restoring the damage that roof structure cleaners create never gets figured into the preliminary estimate because you are not expecting damage but it happens more often than not but once you are aware of the potential destruction ahead of time you can prevent it from occurring, constraining the cost and head aches that is certainly what property management is about. Roof cleaning
Right now there are many fungi that can settle on a roof that are both destructive to the top and repulsive to look at. Moss, lichen, dark algae (black mold), inexperienced mold/algae from the mass of matter and removing has become a requirement. Roofs must be cleaned for a variety of reasons; to prevent destruction and early replacement, to control increased energy costs also to correct the devaluing of the property.
Asphalt shingle, cedar shake and ceramic tile roofs are the in most cases damaged roofs, each is afflicted differently.
Asphalt roofing are destroyed more speedily than the others, infection can grow under shingles lifting them until they crack and fall off. The fungus tendrils or “roots” also dig through the reflective granules triggering them to dislodge and fall off, this action ends in the thinning of shingles taking years off the expected life of the shingle as they then curl and glass.
Cedar roofs need to remain dry to previous, when a cedar roof top is covered with fungi, the fungus traps water in the wood which causes rotting, which has wood feeding insects and that rapidly deteriorates the integrity of the solid wood.
Tile roofs are most commonly found in the south and although fungus infection can’t destroy tile like it does asphalt or wood, tiles are ruined by having the weight roof cleaners jogging in the roof, tile are sensitive especially after baking in the sunshine for years, the harm isn’t apparent at first but as the splits wash out with rainwater they will become dislodged and fall off.
Different than destructive damage the fungus can cause, the home owner can expect a rise in energy bills. Fungus is generally black color and dark colors absorb sunlight which increases the heat in attics, crawl spaces and second or top flooring surfaces triggering the air air con to work overtime to cool those spaces, causing higher than normal energy bills.
To top it off the many the roof cleaning products on the market require crops, bushes and any plants surrounding the home to be either covered or be constantly wet down because the toxicity in the cleaning solution will eliminate them and as careful as the top cleansing agents may be there always are casualties within the foliage.