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How Long Do Cedar Roofs Last?

September 29, 2021 by ROTban Services Corp. How Long Do Cedar Roofs Last

There are five important variables that influence the lifetime of a cedar roof.  The age of the tree when it’s harvested, the splitting or sawing system, the installer, the climate of the location, and the maintenance it receives. A story I’ve heard many times in this industry is of value as an illustration.  The person […]

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The Destructive Biotic Community on Your Roof

September 17, 2021 by ROTban Services Corp. The Destructive Biotic Community on Your Roof

In this article, there’s scientific information, which in short form, explains how various simple plants are designed to help one another make a kind of garden together, for the mutual benefit of getting food.  They help each other work together in nature, to digest of dead stuff.  This is important, because if, for example, dead […]

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Millions of Raindrops Will Work for Free

September 10, 2021 by ROTban Services Corp. raindrops for cleaning

Nature does a lot of things for us.  Useful power is created from simple sunlight, tidal movements, dams, gravity, heat in the earth, and winds. But have you ever considered how much cleaning goes on during a simple rainfall?  A 500 square foot area of exterior wall or roof will receive about 30 million raindrops […]

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What is Soft Wash? 

August 27, 2021 by ROTban Services Corp. What is Soft Wash

Soft Wash is an important new category of exterior house and building cleaning.  The point is to get a building clean without damaging the surfaces.  Engineers, architects, builders and practical minded people are more and more aware that past methods of cleaning have been wearing out materials, and damaging them. Soft Washing is an important […]

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Let the Buyer Beware

July 29, 2021 by ROTban Services Corp. Let the Buyer Beware

The above photo was taken on April 30, 2021 at Clayburn Creek Trail in Abbotsford.  The suds were the result of a contractor cleaning the roofs at a nearby townhouse complex.  People who were taking a walk to enjoy a lovely quiet forest creek were shocked to find that it was brimming over with these […]

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The biggest roof cleaning goof-up I’ve ever seen.

April 22, 2021 by ROTban Services Corp. let me share a story about The biggest roof cleaning goof-up I’ve ever seen.

In about 2008, a customer from a lovely traffic-calmed neighbourhood in Cloverdale called me. He asked me to look at his next-door neighbour’s roof.  “I think you need to come right away”, he said, “I really mean it!”  We had restored and treated this customer’s cedar roof, and what he had seen happening next door […]

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Property Managers, Stratas and Councils

April 7, 2021 by ROTban Services Corp. Property Mgr Council

Townhomes, Condos, and row houses are important real estate holdings in the Greater Vancouver area. They have Councils to manage on behalf of the owners, and most have a Property Manager to ensure legal compliance and to assist in the management. Are you a Property Manager looking for exterior cleaning services? You can skip the […]

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Will the Job Get Done Right?

March 24, 2021 by ROTban Services Corp. Employee Handbooks Ready 1

This is a service business.  Our mission is to serve others and make their lives better.  The biggest single thing that affects our customers is the actual performance of the service they want.  We have laid out systems for everything, as we should.  But the crucial part of any service is the people that do […]

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ROTban Works During Rainfall, Scientists Agree

December 21, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. rotban works in rain min

I’d like to explain how the science behind ROTban proves that lots of rain produces good results with our unique product and system.  Once ROTban is on the roof, it bonds there.  Rain cannot wash it off, even if it happens before the ROTban dries.  Once bonded, it creates an anti-moss environment for four years […]

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Roof Stain Removal: The Finishing Touch

October 30, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. Webp.net resizeimage

Lots of us spend an enormous amount of time and energy and money keeping our homes looking their best. We clean them, fix things that need repair, landscape our yards, cut the grass, and make constant improvements. We pay close attention to the exteriors of our homes, including the siding, gutters, and the windows, but […]

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