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What Is Roof Efflorescence?

June 26, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. Example of roof efflorescence

Roof efflorescence is an interesting phenomenon where a roof may look like it has tiny white dots or patches of white on it. Efflorescence can occur on surfaces other than roofs, as well. What is efflorescence? Efflorescence is when calcium hydroxide, a compound found in concrete products, reacts with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to […]

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Be Careful With That Roof!

May 8, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. De-granulation of ashphalt

Nature damages roofs, and so do people! Please read on and save yourself roof trouble. 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 […]

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How Does “Soft Washing” for Exterior Cleaning Work?

March 31, 2020 by ROTban Services Corp. "soft washing" a commercial building

Dirt, grime, mildew and mold can show up and build up on any surface. In some cases, a quick wash with a hose may be enough to clean it off. However, often a more thorough cleaning is required. While most people may still be tempted to reach for the pressure washer, this might not always […]

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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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