Are you looking for a Lichen Removal Company? Peak Roofclean can help. Based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, we are ideally placed to travel to your location and remove the lichens from your property.
What is Lichen?
Lichen is a simple slow-growing plant that typically forms a low crusty, leaflike, or branching growth on rocks, walls, and trees. You may notice it growing on your roof or concrete. Frequently, Lichens are usually a whitish colour but are also appear in tones of yellow and green. Often they form circular patches, approximately the size of a 10 pence coin and larger.
Lichens are composed of algae and fungi. They depend on each other. The algae providing food for the fungi while the fungi provide the shelter and moisture for the algae. Lichens are very simple organisms, all they need to survive, is sun, water and natural acids. This is why they thrive on roofs. You will find that Lichens tend to do well in humid, shady areas.
Lichens are most likely to grow on the north face of your roof, this is this is the part of the roof that water takes longer to evaporate from.
Call Peak Roofclean For Lichen Removal
Whilst lichens do not develop and grow as thickly as mosses, nor do they fall off in annoying clumps like moss tends to, If left to grow for too long they do turn black and look very unsightly. Lichens don’t cause the direct erosion of the roof, the acidic releases from the lichen do cause the discolouration the roof, particularly metal roofs. This is bad news for commercial buildings.
This is why it’s always best to get the lichen removed before they become too dense and start to discolour the roof. Contact Peak Roofclean today for a hassle-free quote.