If you live in a heavily wooded area, chances are that you have had moss problems as moss thrives best in damp and shady environments. Your roof then is likely to see plenty of moss growth when it does not have enough sunshine.
Moss growth is not only an eyesore but also causes great damage. Stagnant water or any kind of moisture on your roof is harmful to your roof and unless you address such issues early enough you’ll soon incur costly repairs or replacements.
The presence of moss on your rooftop makes it impossible for moisture that gathers on the roof to escape. Improper roof drying is extremely harmful to the roof and that is one reason why moss should be removed as soon as you see evidence of it. The plant is easy to remove when the problem is addressed early while it becomes harder and more expensive to remove if you let moss spread in large parts of the roof.
The presence of moss on the rooftop is harmful to your roof’s shingles. The plant makes the shingles curl up thereby damaging them and also making it possible for the plant to spread further underneath. To save your shingles and the rest of the roof, it’d therefore to seek help from Moss Removal Gig Harbor experts.
How to address moss problems
Given the great damage that moss is capable of doing, it is necessary to remove it and you have several ways of doing this. If the amount of moss is limited, removing it might only require the use of a scrubbing brush. Unless you contract pros to perform this task however, there’s always a possibility that you could damage the shingles.
The risk of shingle damage becomes even greater when there’s plenty of moss on the roof and when the roof is aged. Massive amounts of moss can sometimes only be removed by the use of chemicals or the use of a power washer. Power washing should ideally only be performed by pros because of the increased risk of roof damage when the wrong pressure is used. Chemicals could also cause extensive roof damage when they are applied unprofessionally. Apart from roof damage, chemicals could also hurt the person cleaning and their runoff could kill plants.
Moss removal is an important task that helps ensure the long life of your roof. To make sure that this crucial task is done to properly and safely, always entrust it to Moss Removal Gig Harbor pros.
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