Leeds has become the commercial, legal, financial, and educational capital of West Yorkshire, boasting a population of almost 800,000 people. Leeds sees some of the most dynamic weather, including a lot of rainfall. How much? Around 700mm per year. Other than the rain, the city’s atmosphere has a tendency to affect the people living in it, the buildings, and plants.
Speaking of buildings, there are three main types of growths that the atmosphere of the city contributes towards growing—lichen, Moss, and Algae.
Have you checked your roof for these?
Lichen looks like a greenish-blue splatter, and because of its corrosive nature, it can cause a lot of damage to the surface, it plants itself on. In this case, if Lichen grows on your roof, it can make the whole structure weak.
You check to see if there is moss on your roof as well. Moss is characterized by green growths that look like matted grass. Moss thrives in the air of urban environments, such as the atmosphere of Leeds. If you allow moss to grow on your roof, with time, its growth is bound to make the roof collapse.
Algae on your roof give the impression that you haven’t been taking care of your house all that much. Algae isn’t all that dangerous to the structure of your roof, but it looks hideous if it grows all over your roof.