Get rid of moss and lichen on your roof

Manawatu Guardian - - SERVICES DIRECTORY -

Just as the grass grows and must be mown, so too will your roof ac­cu­mu­late moss and lichen that must be treated.

Left to run ram­pant, moss and lichen will cre­ate prob­lems that both de­tract from the value of your house and can also lead to sig­nif­i­cant dam­age.

Neville Brown has 35 years experience fit­ting new and main­tain­ing old roofs. It’s given him a sharp eye for the sort of things they can face over time.

“Moss and lichen will get pro­gres­sively worse each year,” he says.

“It can cause leaks with clay and con­crete tiles and per­ma­nent dam­age to the sur­faces of oth­ers.

“Pre-painted tiles, chip-sur­faces tiles and pre-painted cor­ru­gated iron are par­tic­u­larly vul­ner­a­ble.”

Neville’s moss and lichen treat­ment busi­ness can take care of any build up of un­wanted flora on your roof. With the more set­tled weather on its way, now is the time to get on top of roof main­te­nance. Be­cause the treat­ment won’t take ef­fect overnight, some roofs with a heavy coat­ing of lichen can take up to a year to weather off, so it’s best to get in while the go­ing’s good.

While it’s pos­si­ble to spray the roof your­self, Neville doesn’t rec­om­mend it.

“Once you work out the cor­rect amount of prod­uct you need to do the job cor­rectly, it of­ten works out dearer than having some­one like my­self to do it for you,” he says, also not­ing the po­ten­tial for dam­age to the roof or a fall caus­ing in­jury.

Neville uses a prod­uct rec­om­mended my ma­jor roof­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers.

He can treat your roof while you’re at work, on hol­i­day, or at the week­end for com­mer­cial prop­er­ties.

Once you’ve con­tacted Neville, he’ll in­spect your roof and give you a free quote. He has very com­pet­i­tive rates and of­fers a spe­cial dis­count to re­tirees. “I rarely get un­der-quoted,” he says. As a has­sle-free in­vest­ment in your home, talk­ing to Neville is a great way to com­ple­ment gar­den and house main­te­nance.

■ Give him a call on 027 448 1603, or af­ter hours on (06) 354-6889.

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