Moss On Concrete Tile Roof
shawnflemingconstruction.com -Moss On Concrete Tile Roof The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Ltd, the UK’s oldest roofing trade association, has been receiving an unprecedented number of calls from members of the public, who have been approached about moss removal, which is usually followed up with the tiles being painted in order, so it is claimed, to prolong the life of the roof.
Moss On Concrete Tile Roof oss and lichen like a slightly alkaline to an acidic surface, as the combination of acid rain and alkaline tile (concrete) produces a very weak salt solution which it likes. That is one of the reasons that you see a lot of moss and lichen on houses near the sea. Both of the organisms and plants like wet conditions, therefore they tend to grow better on north facing roof slopes.
Roof moss. Water has that effect on terracotta, clay and even concrete, especially thin concrete such as roof tiles. Moss holds water, so by removing the moss from the roof you are reducing the possibility of tiles suffering from winter cracks.
Cleaning concrete and clay tile roofs. Should I water blast clean or use Bio-Shield to clean a concrete tile roof? Water blasting concrete and clay tile roofs to remove fungal, moss and lichen growths will damage the surface and prematurely erode the factory-applied cement-based colour coating on modern concrete tiles.