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Can Ugly Stains be Removed from a Canopy Without Damaging the Material?

August 27, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp. Storage Canopy Cleaning

Algae stains will grow almost anywhere, needing very little in the way of specific growing conditions. It is hardy, resilient and in the wrong place, unsightly. Stain removal the wrong way (such as high pressure from a pressure washer or scrubbing with a stuff brush) when undergoing canopy cleaning can damage the material, but canopy […]

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Can Moss Grow on Metal Roofs?

August 18, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp.

Metal roofing is strong and durable, providing many benefits when compared to other roofing options. However, even with how strong and durable it is, the surface can still be damaged from moss growing on it, and algae too.  Yes, even metal roofs are susceptible to these growths.  Metal roofs can quickly look dingy and blah. […]

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Dark Stains on your Roof – Innocent Villain

July 31, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp.

This article goes into how algae and other simple life forms damage our homes.  Those streaks on your roof, what are they?  Some people think it means the roof is getting near the end of its useful life, but that’s usually not correct.  The dark stains that show up, often in streaks, is algae.  It’s […]

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The Main Things That Damage Roofs

July 10, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp.

Nature damages roofs, and so do people! Conversely, your roof can damage you, too!  If it doesn’t work, it can rack up huge costs in interior repairs and replacements.  Also, if you or anyone falls off your roof, it can be an incredible pain – physically and financially. There are three main things that damage […]

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Why is it Bad to Have Moss Growing on Your Roof?

June 26, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp.

Why is it Bad to Have Moss Growing on Your Roof? Answer: Moss can cause many types of damage. You may not have noticed it, but many roofs have some level of moss growing on the shingles. While moss may seem harmless, it can cause a lot of damage to the roof and should not […]

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How Does “Soft Washing” for Exterior Cleaning Work?

June 18, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp.

How Does “Soft Washing” for Exterior Cleaning Work? Dirt, grime, mildew and mold can show up and build up on any surface. In many cases, a quick wash with a hose may be more than enough to clean it off. However, often a more thorough clean is required. While most may be tempted to reach […]

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Demonstration of our exceptional no hassle cleaning

October 27, 2017 by ROTban Services Corp.

Gentle, small footprint cleaning that lasts! Several stories up, we perform cleaning of an algae infested, stained mansard.  

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You, Me, and the BBB

October 25, 2017 by ROTban Services Corp. rotban BBB vancouver moss removal

Roof moss removal, done correctly. Hi, I’m Gregg McBurnie with ROTban Structural Services Corp. We’ve been members of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2012. Our two basic services are Roof Moss Removal and Exterior Building Cleaning. We know how to keep stains from growing back on all surfaces. It’s done Gently and has Long Lasting […]

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Security matters to ROTBan

August 25, 2017 by ROTban Services Corp. ROTban, safety matters

At ROTBan, safety matter. Don’t fall off that ladder. Do It Yourself People, Stay Safe. Two fresh stories about accidents that happened to people trying to work on their own roofs. Make sure your ladder is stable and cannot move. Just yesterday I got a request for advice about moss removal from a do-it yourselfer in […]

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How To Keep A Cedar Roof In Good Condition

August 24, 2017 by ROTban Services Corp.

My cedar roof is 4-1/2 years old. It is made of 7/8″ gold standard tapersawn. Do I require any kind of roof maintenance work? There is no visible moss growth on it, but I do hear birds pecking on the roof from time to time, as if they are trying to get at something to […]

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