Moss On Roof?
A Terrible Nuisance
Customers have asked the question "should I worry about moss on my roof"? YES! You absolutely should because moss can get underneath your asphalt shingles, tiles, and slates, uprooting them and inflicting extensive damage to your roof. This uprooting can result in holes, leaks, and structural damage to your roof.
Moss, like shingle damage, can allow water to enter and pass through your roof. Moss, like ice and severe weather, can significantly enhance the chances of a roof leaking or rotting.
2 Ways To Prevent Moss
Why would moss be growing on your roof? These are 2 possible reasons why and what you can do about it. You may prevent moss from developing on your roof in two ways by pruning neighboring trees. Moss begins to grow on your roof when spores from surrounding moss patches, which are typically found on older trees, settle on it. If any of these trees are near your roof line, trimming down branches (especially those with visible moss) can significantly lengthen the time it takes for moss to grow on your roof.
Second, trimming back your trees will increase the amount of sunshine that reaches your roof and reduce the amount of moisture that can accumulate. Delaying moss growth and extending the life of your roof are two benefits of reducing moisture on your roof.
How To Get Rid Of Moss
Regular roof cleaning treatments are the ultimate approach for preventing moss growth on your roof. Roof cleaning procedures are only required every 4-6 years on average, and when done correctly, can prevent moss from forming on your roof.
Chemical treatments kill the moss that is starting to grow on your roof. Because moss takes years to establish itself, these roof cleaning techniques effectively "nip moss growth in the bud." Homeowners can prevent any significant or hazardous amount of moss from ever sprouting on their roofs by resetting the moss development cycle every 4-6 years.
Accurate Roofing Pros has services to remove moss from your roof as well as many other roofing services such as roof repairs, roof replacement and our roof tune up service. Call today for a free estimate!