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My tile cleaning estimate sounds too good to be true. Is it?

August 26, 2013


Always get a second opinion on a moss removal project.

I inspected a roof today on which a competitor had made an amazing promise to the homeowner. This other company claimed that its roof treatment would kill existing moss, cause the moss to drop off the roof, and prevent further moss from growing.

The first time I contacted the homeowner was about four months ago, and I was told about this other company’s “moss-free” guarantee. As it turns out, since then the homeowner has needed to call the company back twice for a re-treatment. My experience, to quote the old saying, is that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Our roof-treatment process features a low-impact, dry-brush cleaning that knocks the moss down from the roof. (We do power wash tile roofs quite often, but do not recommend power washing for red or other brightly colored tiles.)

Next, we blow off any remaining debris as well as remove debris from gutters, patios, decks, sidewalks, and other areas. We then apply a treatment that kills any remaining moss and inhibits moss growth for up to two years, largely depending on the amount of sunlight the roof receives. If you’d like a free roof-treatment estimate, just give us a quick call at 360-910-8938 or 503-740-4808 or fill out this form and we’ll call you!