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Growth on roof tiles

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Jupiter01, 7 Jun 2019.

  1. Jupiter01

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    I’ve noticed this on my tiles?
    Can someone please advise on what it may be and how it’s caused/should be treated?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. KenGMac

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    Jupiter01, good evening

    Looks a lot like Litchen?

    PS your image as posted has / does arrive inverted?
     
  3. StephenStephen

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    Are you near the sea?
    I agree - it looks like lichen - no need to treat it
     
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    Litchen is a really good indicator of air quality?

    Unlike Moss on a roof litchen is totally harmless, Moss on the other hand can and does cause problems?

    Ken
     
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    Character!
     
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    Marley Wessex - low pitch - north east elevation = growth.

    Probably.
     
  7. Jupiter01

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    I live in the south east and no where close to the sea. Should I ignore or do something about this?
     
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    I was curious about location as it looks to me like a lichen which seems more prevalent near the sea. I don't think it's anything you need to do anything about.
     
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