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Newport Roof Moss Removal Professionals

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House Pro
4.6
from 31 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Roshan S.
Verified review

I hired Gabe to remove snow and ice from a portion of my roof and he and his crew did a great job. He responded immediately, and he came over to take a look at the job and was able to offer a very reasonable quote. He and his crew showed up on time and did a very thorough job. He stayed longer than the quoted time to get the job done.

Wet Powerwash Solutions
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
John and Susan P.
Verified review

Wet Powerwash Solutions Food a wonderful job in cleaning my house, roof and cement driveways last year and the moss shows no sign of returning after a full year.

Top Pro
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan D.
Verified review

Joan D. from Attleboro, MA. I had attic mold. I called Steven with New England Property Services Group after experiences with 2 roofers and 2 mold companies. Both roofers wanted to remove half of my roof and replace it. Both mold companies sent young representatives, kind, but without much experience. Their job was to get the contract signed, they showed pictures from previous jobs the company contracted with, but were not able to adequately answer my questions. Steven was the third mold person to come to our home. He was the only one who was happy to have us follow him into the attic so he could better explain the possible causes of the mold and how to satisfactory treat the attic. He was never in a hurry, gave us all the time to answer all of our concerns. His team arrived on time, cleaned up when finished and overall did a good job. Recently, I was having a bathroom remodeled and with demolition, mold was found on an outside wall. I called Steve, he came the next day to evaluate and treat. Very satisfied with New England Property Services.

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Robert W.
Verified review

George was fantastic. Great communications. The end result was a perfectly clean roof completely free of the very heavy moss and lichen that covered large sections. While I was warned that the process may result in the removal of some of the granular surface of the roof, I saw absolutely no evidence of that. Property was left spotless. Highly recommend RoofBrite.

  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Carissa L.
Verified review

Matt and his crew did a beyond amazing job on our yard clean up/poison ivy spraying/removal project. He came out promptly to give us an estimate and then returned within a week to do the work. The guys even worked during pouring rain. His prices were fair and work was great so we will definitely be calling Neighborhood Pros Landscaping for future landscaping projects. The backyard looks amazing!

Simons Corp.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ken M.
Verified review

I contacted Alex about replacing the roof on my shed. They came on a Saturday which was great as I could be there. They were right on time. They removed the old roof, inspected it for rot and then put down the water and ice dam. drip edges plus the felt paper before the shingles (there was nothing under the shingles prior....ugh). They were very professional and cleaned everything up without a problem. I would hire them again if I need any additional roofing or would recommend them.

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We do roofing, snow removal and ice removal ASAP. We offer our emergency assistance 24/7. We have 25 years of experience.

Q & A

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Why do I need to clean my roof?

Over time, algae, moss, lichen, dirt and even salt (if you’re near the ocean) can build up on your roof. These buildups can affect the look and function of your roof unless removed. The buildup of organic materials such as moss on a shingle roof can prevent water from sloughing off as it normally would. Trapped water can rot the roof or cause early deterioration of your shingles. Even if you don’t have a shingle roof, moss and lichen absorb water, and that wet material adds weight and stress to your roof — as well as providing a home for insects and other pests, and collecting dirt. For reflective, cool roofs that redirect heat away from the home, algae and moss growths can hamper their ability to deflect the sun, which can affect utility bills. Visually, moss, dirt and algae growths on a roof can have a negative effect on perceived home value and curb appeal. For example, black algae streaks on your roof may cause a potential homebuyer to assume that the roof might need repair or replacement, when it only needs to be cleaned.

Can a roof be cleaned?

Yes roofs can be cleaned, and yes, it’s a real thing. Roof cleaning may actually be a wise investment to prolong the life of your roof. Overgrowth of moss, grime, lichen or algae can all shorten the life of your roof. If you have black streaks growing on your roof, they are likely caused by gloeocapsa magma algae spores that have landed on your roof and taken up residence. Once the algae has grown into streaks, the organism has usually been growing for several months and it’s high time to have it removed. If you live in a rainy part of the country, such as the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance you’ll find moss growing on your roof at some point. The northern part of your roof, as well as any parts that remain shaded all day, will provide a wet, cool haven for moss to flourish. Unfortunately this water-absorbing moss can damage your shingle roof, leading to rot if not removed. Beyond roof health and function, a clean roof can boost your curb appeal and potentially boost your home’s resale value. The national average for roof cleaning costs ranges between $270 and $350, although prices can be higher depending on how large your roof is, how steep your roof is, and what type of cleaning is necessary. Typically pros use either a pressure wash or chemical wash (made with a concentrated bleach solution) to remove algae, lichen, moss and dirt.

What chemicals are used to clean roofs?

Roof cleaning is done to remove moss, lichen, algae, and buildup of other grime and dirt. There are several methods for roof cleaning, which can include a chemical soft wash, pressure washing, low-pressure washing and hand washing. When a chemical soft wash is used, a bleach mixture is sprayed onto the roof. The bleach-based solution is absorbed by the algae or moss, which dies from exposure to the chemical. The roof is then sprayed with a low-pressure rinse of water, which loosens the now-dead material, allowing it to slide off the roof.

For homeowners, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends a mixture of 50 percent laundry-strength liquid chlorine bleach and 50 percent water. Professional roof cleaning companies will use an industrial mixture that is still safe but may be more effective in eliminating algae and moss growths. Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common type of roof, but each roofing material will have its own cleaning needs, so it’s best to consult with your roofing pro before diving in. Don’t do it yourself unless you can safely navigate your roof, the chemicals and a sprayer system. When in doubt, leave it to the pros.

How much does it cost to clean a roof?

The national average for roof cleaning costs ranges between $270 and $350. Factors that can affect the cost to clean your roof are the height of your house, the size and pitch (steepness) of your roof, and the complexity of your roof’s design and accessibility. Geographic location also plays a role in roof cleaning costs as regional labor rates and area costs to do business will vary. There are several ways to clean a roof. The most common is pressure washing. Industrial pressure washers can spray over 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi) of water — which is much too powerful for roof cleaning, and may tear off shingles and damage your roof. Confirm that the roof-cleaning pro you choose will only use a low-pressure sprayer to protect your roof investment. For large algae or moss growths, pros often recommend a combination of low-pressure washing with a bleach-based chemical solution. This is referred to soft washing and should handily remove any growths taking over your roof.

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