Professional Lichen Removal Improves a Roof’s Lifespan

Details Soft Wash offers high quality soft washing services for the removal of lichens from residential home exteriors. Lichens are a fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grow symbiotically with algae, resulting in a composite organism that characteristically forms a crust like or branching growth on shingle granules. Lichens put out root-like tentacles that penetrate deep into the shingle’s organic, oil base for nourishment, eventually ruining them by creating dark spots, or pockmarks where they grow. It’s extremely important to have lichen colonies removed professionally via power washing to stop the damage in its tracks and prolong the life of your shingles and roof.