Stop Lichen in Its Tracks: Effective Lichen Treatment by JK Gutter Cleaning

Lichen growth on your roof is more than just an aesthetic concern. This stubborn, greenish-gray film is a complex organism formed by the partnership between algae and fungus. While it might seem harmless, neglecting lichen can lead to significant damage to your roof.

What is Lichen and Why Does It Grow on Roofs?

Lichen thrives in damp environments and readily establishes itself on surfaces like roof tiles. Windblown debris, such as leaves and twigs, can carry spores that establish new lichen colonies. Additionally, the moisture trapped under shingles creates ideal conditions for lichen growth.

How Does Lichen Damage My Roof?

While slow-growing, lichen poses a significant threat to your roof’s health:

  • Brittle Shingles: Lichen growth feeds on the minerals in your roof tiles, making them brittle and prone to cracking and breakage.
  • Moisture Retention: Lichen traps moisture between the shingles and the roof deck, accelerating the growth of mold and rot.
  • Increased Vulnerability: Damaged and weakened tiles become more susceptible to water infiltration, leading to leaks and potential interior damage.
Lichen infested roof

How to Keep Lichen Off Your Roof?

Regular roof maintenance is key to preventing lichen growth:

  • Scheduled Cleanings: Cleaning your roof every 2-4 years removes accumulated debris and reduces the moisture content, creating a less hospitable environment for lichen spores.
  • Proper Drainage: Ensure your gutters are free of debris and function properly to prevent pooling water on your roof.
  • Sunlight Exposure: Trim back tree branches that cast excessive shade on your roof, as lichen thrives in damp, shaded areas.

When to Call JK Gutter Cleaning for Lichen Treatment

If you notice a significant presence of lichen on your roof, it’s time to call in the professionals:

  • Extensive Growth: If lichen covers a large portion of your roof, attempting DIY removal might be ineffective and potentially risky.
  • Roof Age & Condition: Older roofs with existing damage are more susceptible to further deterioration from lichen growth.
  • Safety Concerns: Professional treatment eliminates the need to climb onto your roof, minimizing the risk of falls and injuries.
Lichen infested roofs

Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

Contact JK Gutter Cleaning today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your specific needs. We’ll provide a thorough evaluation of your roof’s condition and recommend the most suitable lichen treatment plan to ensure your roof remains healthy and protected for years to come.

With a wide-range of experience, we carry out our services with skill, professionalism and a smile.
Get in touch with our qualified team today.

Call: 0434 932 238SMS: 0434 932 284Email: hello@jkguttercleaning.com.au

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What Our Clients Say

Jarrod did a fantastic job cleaning our gutters. Very friendly, honest and fairly priced. We will definitely book him to clean our gutters again next time. His wife Kady was very helpful with rescheduling our booking after all the heavy rainfalls over the last month. A great family run business that we are very happy to support and can highly recommend to others.

David Chrystal

I'm glad I contacted this local business. I Phoned to arrange for quote to clean gutters. Jarred came the next day at the time specified, provided the quote with photos. I accepted the quote and work was done straight away. Invoice was provided with before and after photos. Thank you for the prompt and professional service. I will be recommending JK Gutter Cleaning to friends and neighbours.

Debra McDonald

After struggling to find someone to help fix and maintain my roof / gutters I found Jarred. He was an absolute 10/10. On time, very well priced and super efficient. I will be using him again and recommending him to my friends and family!

Adam Halbert

Jarred did a great job. I noticed a huge difference when we had a heavy shower the next day.

Ruth Atack

Great job! Really happy with the result. Jarred was very patient and spent the time to attach the mesh to the contours of our roof. No more leaves in my gutters! Thanks again.

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Jarred is very professional and always does a fantastic job. He is very punctual and takes photos showing the before and after showing what he has done. I would highly recommend JK Gutter Cleaning.

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