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Clean: The First Step to Beautiful

December 18, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp. Cedar Roof that has been cleaned

I did a social media picture post with the statement “Clean- the First Step to Beautiful”. It received a quick affirmation from a cosmetologist. She said that yes, without clean skin, you can’t do much. With it, you can do so much! Cosmetology is associated with hygiene of life. I was thinking about cleaning buildings. […]

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Why We Recommend Treating a Building’s Whole Roof at One Time

November 29, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp. A complete residential roof

Here is why we recommend treatment of a building’s whole roof at one time: In 21 years of direct experience, we have found that doing partial treatment of roofs is not effective. I’m going to explain why. What we constantly found was that the untreated areas began to grow moss, sometimes right up to the […]

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Why Does the Moss on My Roof Keep Coming Back?

October 31, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp. A roof covered in moss.

If you have moss on your roof, and the moss keeps coming back after you remove it, then this article is for you. The moss on your roof keeps coming back for a few reasons: The conditions on your roof are ideal. Moss flourishes where the climate is mild, shady, and damp. And the Pacific […]

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Can Demossing Extend the Life of Your Roof?

October 23, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp. a residential home being treated.

Many home owners recognize that moss growing on a roof is unsightly and visually unappealing, but may not be aware of the damage that the moss is doing to the roof. Roof moss removal is extremely important in extending the life of a roof, as failure to kill moss can cause extensive damage. Roofing is […]

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White Marks on Concrete Roofs

October 4, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp.

Concrete roofs are handsome and tough.  The tiles never blow off in the wind!  But there are some things about them that puzzle homeowners, and one of them is the appearance of light-coloured marks.  There are two very different causes for this.  One can be removed, the other cannot, so this is important. It’s the […]

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The Chemistry behind ROTban and Why It’s Better

September 20, 2019 by ROTban Services Corp.

So you have moss, algae, and other unsightly green growths on parts of your yard, siding and roof.  This problem is worst in shaded / wet areas of your yard.  You also notice that the algae loves your vinyl deck. You get out the scrub brush and pressure washer a couple times a year, but […]

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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. moss on roof

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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