Portland Property Management Maintenance Professionals
Welcome to Portland Oregon’s Finest Roof Cleaning service provider and Portland property management maintenance specialist. My Name is Mark Poole, owner of Portland Roof Cleaning and my company offers residential and commercial Portland property management services such as organic herbicide treatments to control moss and repair service in the Portland metropolitan area. I get calls everyday from customers who are concerned with moss growing on their composition shingles. In Portland, moss is a problem we all know that, but what can we do to safely rid our property of moss while still keeping the integrity of the roofing material? In the past, 20 or so years ago, pressure washing was the answer to just about everything related to Portland property management maintenance needs such as roof moss. After all you do get instant results, visual gratification that the moss is in fact, gone. That’s great news, right? It used to be the industry standard to simply pressure wash moss off Portland property management dwellings, especially in Portland Oregon. Mark Poole from Portland Roof Cleaning says “Just in case you haven’t heard, it’s not good for the composition material, not one bit.” Pressure washing will void your Portland property management clientele roof warranties, as well as, cause permanent damage and quite possibly cause a leak. It is widely known that pressure washing composition roofs causes a tremendous wear on the material. Some experts in say it can take 5 to 8 years off of the life of your investment. That can be a huge expense for some Portland property management firms.
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So, now that Portland property management firms know pressure washing a composition roof causes irreversible damage to the material, how can we keep our warranty while maintaining the integrity of the roofing material? Well, there are two different methods that are most commonly used in Portland besides pressure washing. There are many different types of mosses, lichen and algae growing above our heads. Many Portland property management companies still use wire brushes to brush off live moss and then apply a moss control product to rid the composition material of the remaining rhizoid structure. Mark from Portland Roof Cleaning, who maintains Portland property management properties, says “The problem with this moss removal method is using a wire brush, or broom, to remove moss it’s still causing wear on the shingles.” Living green mosses have a root like structure called rhizoids which cling to the ceramic granules like glue. They hold the mosses firmly in place until it is physically removed. Removing the live moss creates wear on the shingles edge creating a perfect area for moss to return the following year. Only this year it is easier for the moss to grow up underneath the material. Portland property management firms should consider treating the moss with a naturally occurring mineral to control roof moss.
Portland Roof Cleaning has only one objective, to save Portland property management companies money by educating them on proper cleaning techniques. Portland Roof Cleaning promotes roof life, not by brushing or pressure washing live moss, which, will take years off of the shingle material. But, by controlling the moss with a regulated naturally occurring herbicide moss treatment. I am a licensed pesticide applicator with the US Department of Agriculture AG-l1015838CPA , which is heavily regulated, I have been trained in the latest herbicidal moss control techniques in Portland. Mark Poole says “It is far better for the environment, if moss needs to be controlled, to use a regulated herbicide than to prematurely throw away roofing material years before it’s life expectancy because of abuse.” This can cost Portland property management companies hundreds of thousands of dollars every year.
Besides the wear and tear, if you have your roof brushed for moss, you are risking the cost of re-roofing your property if you decide to put it up for sale. Chances are the home inspector is going to notice some heavy wear on the shingle edges after wire brushing or pressure washing. And the prospective buyers will not likely want to purchase a property with a worn shingles. Why risk spending $20,000 or more for a bit of moss? Start the process today by treating the moss first, call a Portland property management maintenance firm, Portland Roof Cleaning, today. If there is anything left after a treatment or two, you could have the little remaining dead moss removed during the summer when it is dead and dry. This process is slower, but will produce no wear to the roof shingles and your roof will last longer.
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With the Pacific Northwest we certainly have our share of rain. At times it can be quite heavy. Portland Roof Cleaning will gladly come out and take a peek at your home and check to most common areas for leaks. If you are concerned about leaks and would just like a general inspection Portland Roof Cleaning can gladly provide that service as well. Give Portland Roof Cleaning a call (503) 844-6500 or use the Email Us forum provided below.