How long has it been since you thought about roof maintenance? If it’s been a long time, do you ever wonder what moss might be doing up there? If you’re a homeowner and none of this registers, it’s time for you to consider an inspection to assess the moss accumulation on your roof.
Every roof must have regular maintenance. The reasons for this are: increased lifespan for your roof, granule retention on the shingle, leak prevention, and even costlier repairs down the road due to negligence.
How do you lose the moss? Treatment! We have a variety of products including earth-friendly solutions. Once the moss is treated and dies, it can be flushed off of your roof with a gentle pressure washer (we call water brooming) or a broom. The next step is to do your best to prevent moss in the first place. Consider some of these basic preventative measures:
- Keep your roof free from tree branches. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have trees around your home, just keep the branches from growing on or over the roof.
- Keep your roof clean. Try to keep debris off your roof, particularly in areas that are susceptible to moss growth such as the North side.
- Consider preventative measures that are administered through a professional roof maintenance company.
- While it’s not the most comfortable situation in the world, there may be instances where you need to speak to a neighbor about their property. For instance, maybe they have a tree that is growing over your roof. Also, a home that is up wind needs a roof that is well-maintained, otherwise their moss spores may travel to your roof.
- Regular treatment will keep you from having to do any future pressure washing which can age the roof even more than necessary.
If you want to treat your roof for moss, or if you would just like us to consult with you regarding your roof, please contact us online or call us at (503) 635-8706.