Moss Removal & Roof Cleaning in Portland, Oregon

Moss Removal and Roof Cleaning

Protect your home by removing moss, algae, & any debris.

Roof Moss Removal Company in Portland, Oregon

If you want to stop moss and algae damage on your roof, or boost your home’s curb appeal, or appease your homeowners association, or insurance company, or all of the above, this is the right place for you.

Whatever your reason, we know your home is so much more than a roof over your head. We’ll handle your roof cleaning, so you can focus on all of the important things happening inside your home.

With well over a decade of experience cleaning Portland roofs, we’ve done it all. Our expert crews will work safely to get your roof fresh, clean, and moss free in no time—all without you risking life and limb on your roof. Simply put, we make roof maintenance easy and safe for you.

Read more below about the services we offer tailored to your needs, and how moss removal and roof cleaning protect your roof.

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Importance of Moss Removal

Moss Removal in Portland, Oregon is a must to protect your roof from the large amounts of moss growth.

Since your roof is one of the most expensive components of your home, it just makes sense to maximize the life of your roof by investing in routine maintenance. Moss eats your roof and can cut the useful life of a roof in half.

When moss and organic debris (leaves, needles, twigs, etc.) build up, they hold water on your roof, promoting rot, mold, and leaks. Moss deteriorates shingles, lifts up shingles allowing water to blow up under them, and deforms shingles exposing them to wind damage. On composition roofs, moss ruins the protective gravel layer designed to inhibit damage from UV rays. Cleaning the moss off your roof and keeping it off is essential.

Since your roof is one of the most expensive components of your home, it just makes sense to maximize the life of your roof by investing in routine maintenance. Moss eats your roof and can cut the useful life of a roof in half.

When moss and organic debris (leaves, needles, twigs, etc.) build up, they hold water on your roof, promoting rot, mold, and leaks. Moss deteriorates shingles, lifts up shingles allowing water to blow up under them, and deforms shingles exposing them to wind damage. On composition roofs, moss ruins the protective gravel layer designed to inhibit damage from UV rays. Cleaning the moss off your roof and keeping it off is essential.

Importance of Roof Cleaning

Keep your roof performing at its best with roof cleaning to remove algae, mold, and lichens.

Roof Wash is a great way to remove algae, mold, and lichens.

While moss infestation is the worst problem, moss isn’t the only problem: there are other organisms on your roof, including mold, algae, and lichens. Algae and mold usually show up as black or green areas on composition or tile roofs, or as black or dark grey cedar shakes. See our Gentle Roof Wash transform a roof covered in dark algae and mold by sliding the yellow circle left and right on the photo below.

Here is the truth: these organisms damage cedar shake roofs; there is a debate about whether they damage composition roofs. Here is what we know: (1) they look terrible, causing your roof to have a shabby appearance; (2) certain molds can cause health issues, and are best kept from accumulating on your roof; and (3) algae poses a significant hazard (due to its extreme slippery quality) to anyone working on your roof. Our advice is: keep your roof performing at its optimum level by keeping it clean.

While moss infestation is the worst problem, moss isn’t the only problem: there are other organisms on your roof, including mold, algae, and lichens. Algae and mold usually show up as black or green areas on composition or tile roofs, or as black or dark grey cedar shakes. See our Gentle Roof Wash transform a roof covered in dark algae and mold by sliding the yellow circle left and right on the photo below.

Here is the truth: these organisms damage cedar shake roofs; there is a debate about whether they damage composition roofs. Here is what we know: (1) they look terrible, causing your roof to have a shabby appearance; (2) certain molds can cause health issues, and are best kept from accumulating on your roof; and (3) algae poses a significant hazard (due to its extreme slippery quality) to anyone working on your roof. Our advice is: keep your roof performing at its optimum level by keeping it clean.

Our roof cleaning experts will get your roof in top shape.

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Protect Your Roof By Keeping It Clean!

Don’t pressure wash your roof, our gentle roof wash protects & cleans

The best method for cleaning your roof depends on the type and condition of your roof, and on what you are trying to accomplish. We tailor your service to your roof and your needs.

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Roof Moss Removal

If your roof has large, puffy moss, we will remove it by hand using brushes. This is a labor-intensive process, but getting moss off your roof is important to curb further damage. If done too often it can wear on composite roofs—which is why we recommend regular preventative moss treatment so you stay ahead of moss growth. This service is very common on composite roofs. Not as common on tile or shake roofs, due to their irregular surfaces.

Moss Treatment

This does not clean your roof, but should be done following any roof cleaning on composite roofs to inhibit future moss growth, and as a preventative measure every one to three years, depending on your roof. Moss treatment is so important, we have a whole page dedicated to it: read more here. As Commercial Pesticide Operators, we are licensed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, as required by law, to treat moss on your roof.

Gentle Roof Wash

Our proprietary cleaner is used to loosen dirt, algae, mold, and mildew from the shingles, and then the roof is washed with water to flush away the debris. This process is very effective for cleaning composite and shake roofs. If you want to spruce up the look of your home because your roof looks dingy or you are getting your home ready for sale, this will boost the curb appeal of your home. On shake roofs, this can be followed by a linseed oil treatment to extend the life of the shakes. Our trained crews make sure you, and your animals and plants are safe.

Green Clean Wash

A popular choice for both composite and shake roofs. Oxygen-based cleaner is used to lift dirt, algae, mold, and mildew from the shingles, and then the roof is washed with water to flush away the debris. This process will also enhance the curb appeal of your home. On shake roofs, this can be followed by a linseed oil treatment to extend the life of the shakes. This process is very environmentally friendly, and safe for humans, animals, and plants.

Algae Wash

Sometimes algae blooms in patches in areas with extra water, like right under the bottom of a downspout or where a gutter empties on to your roof. We can spot wash just these areas with our algae wash service. This is not a full roof wash. How can you tell if you have algae? Algae is not puffy like moss, and looks like a green or dark sheen on your roof.

Pressure Washing

Gets tile roofs really clean and is the best method for cleaning tile roofs. We do not pressure wash composite roofs, as it will destroy the composite shingles. It’s an option for cedar shake roofs, but it is really hard on the wood shakes.

Roof Blow Off

Removes only loose debris using air pressure from blowers. This is included as part of our gutter cleaning service for nearly all roofs. As a stand-alone service, this is most often used if you have gutter covers and don’t want a full gutter cleaning. It won’t clean out between cedar shakes.

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What Type of Roof Do I Have?

We have a roof cleaning method for each type of roof

Your roof is usually made of one of three types of materials:

  • Composition roof: shingles made of fiberglass, asphalt, and fine gravel, which may be called 3-tab, architectural comp, or presidential (each type has a lifespan rating, usually 20 year, 30 year, or 50 year)
  • Cedar shake roof: which is cedar wood shingles
  • Tile roof: which is usually ceramic tile or concrete tile

There are other types, but they aren’t as commonly found on homes. If you have a roof that isn’t listed, please call us. If we don’t clean it ourselves, we know who does.

Let our expert crews get your roof back in top shape. For a free estimate give us a call at (503) 407-3346 or click the button.

Before & After

Keeping your roof clean will add years of life to your roof.

call us to remove moss when you first start to see signs of moss growth

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