Moss Treatment Kelowna
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Extend the Life of Your Roof and Avoid Damage to Your Shingles

Moss can be quite harmful to your asphalt roof shingles. Moss and lichen feed on the limestone in the shingles and slowly erode the roofs integrity. Moss holds moisture against the surface of the roof and if not addressed can shorten the life of the roof by up to 10 years.

Rather then “Blast away” or “Scrape” moss off your roof, Next Level will treat your roof with a liquid solution that will kill it 100% right down to the roof. The treatment is so effective that we will warranty the service for up to 5 years. Rather then replace your roof with brand new shingles, Next Level’s roof cleaning process may be able to extend the life of your roof for a fraction of the cost of a new roof. Fill out the form below and have an expert from our team come out to your property and assess the roof!

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When moss begins growing on an asphalt roof, it imbeds its roots into the shingles, and so proper removal is essential in order to avoid any unnecessary damage.

Here’s a few things to keep in mind when removing moss on an “Asphalt Roof”:

    • Never allow anyone to use a pressure washer to remove moss from your roof. A pressure washer  damage your shingles by removing more of the shingle grit. Using a pressure washer on the shingles can also void your shingles warranty. 
    • Never allow anyone to scrape down the moss with a wire brush. A wire brush will remove much life from the roof, removing the shingle grit and voiding your roof warranty. 
    • Make sure whoever is treating your roof knows how to protect your landscaping. Overspray or too strong of mix can destroy plants, shrubs, and lawns. When a roof is treated its important to dilute and detour the run off from the gutters, making sure it doesn’t run onto your garden or lawn in one spot. Be careful of overspray onto vehicles, or the siding of your home. 

It depends what type of roof you have! Moss is particularly very harmful for Asphalt and Cedar Shake roofs . The reason is that the moss feeds on the limestone in the asphalt shingles and actually eats away and begins to erode your shingles. If left, the moss can actually cut the life of your roof shingles by as much as 10 years. Moss also collects moisture and traps it against your shingles and if allowed to continue to grow can begin to curl your shingles, and cause mold, rot, and bacteria growth. Moss is not as harmful to a concrete tile roof, as these roofs are a lot stronger and harder to erode. Many of our customers have still chosen to get the moss removed from their concrete tile roof for aesthetic reasons and to prevent unnecessary moisture buildup.

A popular approach to preventing moss is by applying strips of zinc to your roof. These strips are usually 2-3 inches in diameter and stretch across the peak of the roof on each side. When the rain water combines with the zinc strips the zinc oxide is rinsed down the roof and will kill the moss, lichen or algae below the strips. Zinc oxide is toxic to moss, lichen, and algae. Zinc strips definitely help but aren’t a perfect solution. For one, the zinc strips can be an eyesore as many homeowners don’t like the look of them on the roof. Another reason is that zinc strips don’t protect the entire roof. Over the years,  being on multiple roofs with zinc strips, we have found that they only prevent moss a few feet below the strip. To ensure proper protection on the entire roof you would have to install a zinc strip every 3-4 feet down the roof line. 

Fortunately moss growth is quite slow. It usually takes a few years for moss to develop on your roof to the point in which you would see it. In order to protect and prevent moss damage to your shingles, we recommend having it treated every 3-5 years. Our Next Level roof cleaning offers a 5 year limited warranty. For the first two years, if moss returns we will re-treat the entire roof for free. On years 3-5 the roof cleaning is 50% the cost for a retreatment, so if you do see some moss returning by then you are able to have the roof re-treated for half the cost, to prevent it from ever coming back. In damp, or high moss areas, we recommend having the roof treated every 3 years as this will prevent moss from every regrowing to a stage that harms the shingles.

We follow the only process that the Asphalt Roof Manufacturers recommend, which is to softwash the roof or “treat” it with a liquid solution that will completely kill the moss. Proper precautions are taken to prevent damage and control overspray.

  1. We start with our plant protection process in which we go around the home and pre-wet all plants and areas that could be exposed to overspray. We look at where the gutter downspouts flow and bag them if necessary.
  2. We softly broom down some of the thicker and heavier moss. (less is more as we don’t want to get too abrasive with the roof, but we do want to remove some of it if possible as this will make treatment easier)
  3. We use a blower to blow off the roof and as much of the moss as we can.
  4. A full cleanup is done and usually gutters are cleaned (we always recommend having your gutters cleaned if the moss is thick and clumpy as some of it will broom down and we don’t want it to clog the downspouts)
  5. The roof is then treated with our liquid solution. One technician usually operates the spray while one follows below on the ground keeping plants and property wet and diluted to any overspray. 
  6. We water all plants before, during, and after.
  7. The remaining moss on the roof is now dead and over the next few weeks will begin to decompose and weather down with the rain. In approximately 6-8 months, the remaining moss will be gone.

Pets and children should be inside the home while the treatment process is underway to avoid any overspray. The treatment we use is similar to a chlorine treatment you would put into a swimming pool. In concentrated form it can be dangerous, but when handled properly in the right application it’s completely safe. Although the treatment is quite diluted and we want to avoid getting it on your skin or breathing the fumes in an enclosed space. The overspray can also stain clothing. Our technicians will wear a respirator, skin protection, and safety glasses for this reason. After the treatment is applied to the roof, all areas below the roof line are completely diluted with water ensuring that the solution is neutralized and safe. Pets and children are then free to go outside as the product is neutralized, diluted and is 100% biodegradable.

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Great service all around! Not only did a great job cleaning the gutters but great communication before and after the service. Would use again and recommend.
Patti Skogg
Patti Skogg
21:37 26 Nov 22
Tomorrow's service at yesterday's prices. Courteous and professional. I would use them again.
jeff labute
jeff labute
04:13 26 Nov 22
Matt and Cam were great in answering all my questions when on-site, advising on gutter defects, and tidying the site. Professional and helpful!
Darren
Darren
21:04 17 Nov 22
Excellent service, very professional & courteous. Repeat customer
hans neumann
hans neumann
19:48 16 Nov 22
First of all, really appreciate hearing back from Next Level when I requested a quote, unlike the other company I contacted. They were very responsive, providing a timely professional quote that was easy to read through and choose the services we wanted.On the scheduled day they showed up on time, offered a friendly greeting and explanation of what was going to be done. After the work was performed we discussed the work performed and they offered a chance for questions/comments. Best of all our windows and deck glass look fantastic! Thank you Next Level!!
Sandi Kneller
Sandi Kneller
17:19 07 Nov 22
Live Next Level performed exterior window and glass railing cleaning for me. Responsive in email and phone call follow up. Booked an appointment quickly and there were reminder notices sent within days of the cleaning. Very pleasant gentlemen and they made quick work of our windows, doing an outstanding job of getting rid of stinkbug feces. We have a lot of large windows, and they completed the work in the morning. One item noticed was the mud from their shoes on our upper deck, but once this was brought to their attention, it was cleaned and remedied to my satisfaction. Highly recommend and will call them again in the spring, for an interior and exterior clean
Joanne McCormick
Joanne McCormick
20:42 05 Nov 22
Thank you to everyone on the Live Next Level team who helped us with our gutter cleaning and window washing!! Fast and efficient service. Thank you!
HollyW
HollyW
03:58 05 Nov 22
Rhonda Nelson
Rhonda Nelson
18:03 03 Nov 22
Duncan and his crew did a fabulous job . They were punctual and extremely professional and polite . I would definitely recommend Next Level Window cleaning !!
Kim O'Brien
Kim O'Brien
20:48 31 Oct 22
charlotte jones
charlotte jones
19:51 25 Oct 22
Second time I have used their services. They did a great job and I will continue to use their services!
Betty Engemoen
Betty Engemoen
18:09 22 Oct 22
The staff did wonderful and thorough work cleaning our exterior windows and frames. Professional, personable and complete work, well done!
Donna Poupart
Donna Poupart
20:22 20 Oct 22
The guys were very quick, and did a great job especially cleaning those high windows and glass upper patio .
Bessy Honish
Bessy Honish
16:09 20 Oct 22
Excellent service & price. I highly recommend this company!
jody kopf
jody kopf
17:28 19 Oct 22
I was very happy with the job. Would defiantly recommend them
shannon hawes
shannon hawes
16:38 19 Oct 22
August, 2021. Excellent work but I expected that.... Brandon was sure not to invade our space. Even when inside he quietly worked with a mask.. I usually dread having people in the house working, it seems so intrusive but we hardly noticed that he was there. We can see out our windows! Thanks for another great job ...... the Meulenbelds...Again this year, 2020 a bit more challenging with the screens, but we got it all done.....great job as usual!! The MeulenbeldsLooks like Next Level is keeping up the good work. Again, 2021 a great job of cleaning our windows and screens. The guys worked quietly, quickly and efficiently. Five stars......October 2022. Windows, screens, gutters. Jason was on his own but handled the work with efficiency and expertise. Great job! .....the Meulenbelds
Ben Meulenbeld
Ben Meulenbeld
00:16 15 Oct 22
Efficient, professional, clean. did a nice job
James Huber
James Huber
15:52 13 Oct 22
Always very quick to respond to any inquiries; teams are very friendly & professional to deal with. They do a great job for a fair price, and I definitely wouldn't hesitate to recommend Next Level!
Dave Bazett
Dave Bazett
06:24 12 Oct 22
First and only window cleaning company out of all the ones we call to call back promptly. Follow up and get the contract on the professionalism alone. Most other companies didnt call back and the ones that did just didn't care!
Bryan Matthews
Bryan Matthews
02:49 12 Oct 22
Very friendly, did the job perfectly. Let me know what the issues were and remedied them. I would highly recommend them and will be using them again.
John Ropp
John Ropp
16:47 07 Oct 22
Very impressed with the window washing/cleaning/screen cleaning that Michael and Tristan did. We will definitely be using them again in the spring.
Mag B
Mag B
23:54 04 Oct 22
I reached out to Duncan and his team to have our exterior windows cleaned. They showed up on time, very friendly and professional. I will be using them again with no hesitation. Very highly recommended. Great Value and a even better finished product
Brent Swanson
Brent Swanson
18:07 04 Oct 22
Next Level did a great job and I would recommend them to anyone looking for gutter cleaning or moss removal.
Phil Penneway
Phil Penneway
17:32 04 Oct 22
Brandon and his Crew are very professional, they come into your home, do their work, and when they leave the only way you would know they've been there is the SHINY WINDOWS left behind!!
Joy Zsombor
Joy Zsombor
13:56 04 Oct 22
Friendly crew did a fabulous job. I would definitely recommend this company
mrmacleod
mrmacleod
19:27 01 Oct 22
Absolutely love this company. The staff were so friendly. I would recommend this service to anyone and I will definitely use them again. Thank you! My windows have never looked better!!
Jenna Race
Jenna Race
03:51 30 Sep 22
Excellent service and great staff. Would definitely recommend Next Level to family and friends.
Miriam Sparreboom
Miriam Sparreboom
12:59 29 Sep 22
Awesome job and on time and very professional. Highly recommend them for all your cleaning needs.
Cindy Macaulay
Cindy Macaulay
01:16 26 Sep 22
They did a great job, will be calling them back in the spring!
Jennifer Schmidt
Jennifer Schmidt
16:29 22 Sep 22
I just had my gutters cleaned using Next Level. Right from my initial request for quote to the job being completed was a very positive experience. I highly recommend them!
Doug Glada
Doug Glada
19:12 19 Sep 22
Excellent attention to detail. Showed up as promised , in uniform with a very pleasant attitude. Also, careful not to mske a mess inside the house. Will now be a regular customer.
Kenneth Acton
Kenneth Acton
18:36 16 Sep 22
Came home to wonderfully clean windows! Next Level was quick to respond when I enquired about their services and they were here a few days later. I would highly recommend.
Lionel and Lynn Bateman
Lionel and Lynn Bateman
01:09 16 Sep 22
My windows and gutters look sooo much better! Great professional work and excellent price! Highly recommend them to anyone!
Kelley McRae
Kelley McRae
17:05 13 Sep 22
From Logan’s prompt response to my quote request, to day of service with Jake and Tash, LNL were all professional, genuinely cared about doing a good job and providing great customer service. I highly recommend them.
Jesse Pickard
Jesse Pickard
17:08 30 Aug 22
Ev Larson
Ev Larson
16:56 26 Aug 22
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Gary Logan
Gary Logan
16:35 23 Aug 22
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Carol Negraeff
Carol Negraeff
08:14 22 Aug 22
Nicole
Nicole
17:23 18 Aug 22
An hour early and contacted us to let us know. Great job. Pro, personable and proficient.
Cathy Bubb
Cathy Bubb
16:59 17 Aug 22
Good communication- window cleaner was fast and efficient. He explained the system they use to clean the windows. Would highly recommend this company.
Trish Kroschinsky
Trish Kroschinsky
15:30 17 Aug 22
Associate was very professional and very polite.
Marla Trerice
Marla Trerice
21:57 15 Aug 22
I would highly recommend next levelThey arrived on time and did a great job on our windowsI will be using them in the near future
Bernice Carlson
Bernice Carlson
19:41 14 Aug 22
Matt was terrific!
Susan Metcalf
Susan Metcalf
11:01 13 Aug 22
We had a great experience with Next Level. It was super easy to book and select the services within your budget range. They were prompt as well.We had windows in a new home that hadn't been cleaned in a long time. Great job!
Murissa Shalapata
Murissa Shalapata
17:40 11 Aug 22