What are Lichen Colonies?
Lichens colonies area type of fungus that grows with algae on roof shingles, forming a composite organism with crust-like growth. Lichens can penetrate deep into shingles and feed off of their organic oil base for nourishment. If the problem is not addressed, eventually lichen colonies will break down the organic components of your shingles and create dark spots or pock marks where they are feeding.
How to Get Rid of Actively Growing Lichen Colonies
It’s important to have algae, moss and lichen colonies removed by a roof cleaning professional to prevent damage and prolong the lifespan of your shingles.
At ROOF REAL CLEAN, our eco-friendly low pressure wash roof cleaning system will safely remove the algae, moss and lichen colonies growing on your roof without harming your plants or pets.
Give the professionals at ROOF REAL CLEAN a call today for a FREE roof cleaning estimate at 703-973-1619.