Homes which are located in areas that experience a high concentration of moisture may well see moss begin to form, with the most likely places being the roof. If parts of the roof do not see much sunlight or are shaded by trees, then this is where moss will probably be found. The question we will consider, though, is should moss be removed from a roof? Will the moss cause a problem if it is left alone? Let’s consider the answers to these questions:
Really, to know if moss should be removed from a roof, you need to look at where it is located, for example, is it or could it block valuable drainage points like gutters and downspouts? Is the moss also growing in these areas? If they are, it would be wise to remove the moss as inadequate drainage on a roof can lead to all sorts of structural issues if not taken care of.
Another factor is the type of materials used in the roof’s construction. If the roof’s shingles are constructed using stone or clay, then moss is not likely to cause any damage. Moss contains a lot of moisture though, so it would still be beneficial to have this checked as excessive moisture can lead to the rotting of the roof’s shingles or even the roof’s structure.
If you feel worried that moss could be causing damage to your roof, then why not have it inspected? In that way you can either fix the issue or enjoy some peace of mind knowing that your roof has been checked and is in good shape.
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