Will the problem just go away if you just ignore it? No. Then why is it important to have the moss removed? The answer is simple, LONGEVITY. It is more cost effective to do maintenance rather than ignore it and have to deal with the consequences of repairing or completely replacing a roof. Maintenance is key if you want to extend the life of your property.
What Are the Benefits of Roof Moss Removal?
There are several benefits of having the moss removed. The main benefit is that you would be preventing damage from occurring. Not only will you prolong the life of the roof, you will also maintain a neat and clean appearance. When moss has established itself, it’s a matter of “when” the leaks and problems begin. This is all very preventable. Scheduling an appointment will prevent your roof from experiencing the following:
o Weakened shingles blowing away
o Bare sections of roof exposed to the weather
o Roof Leaks
o Costly repairs
o Foundation Problems
There is a danger in allowing pine needles, moss, debris, and leaves to pile up over the years. A roof has to be able to dry out completely when it is not raining. Having it periodically cleaned allows this to happen. A neglected roof traps moisture, holding it firmly like a sponge. Over a period of time, moisture destroys roofing material, making it prone to leaks. And just so you know, NEVER ALLOW ANYONE PRESSURE WASH YOUR COMPOSITE ROOF (SHINGLES).
Who should I hire?
Find a company that is bonded, insured, licensed and that has experience working on both residential and commercial properties. Shop around and find someone who will offer the following benefits:
o Free Estimates
o Expert Advice
o Reliable Service