Is having moss on your roof really that bad? Why
is it bad and what should you do to get rid of it?
Roof inspection in Knoxville, TN that had moss
growing on the roof.
Although some people may think that a little moss
growing on a roof is not such a big deal, it definitely can be over
time. Moss holds moisture down on to the shingles, which can cause
shorten their life expectancy, and, over time, its presence can
create points of water penetration through the roof.
Ridding your roof top of moss growth should be
part of your regular roof maintenance along with making sure your
gutters are cleaned out.
How do I keep moss off my roof you may
ask? Well, if you can incorporate copper strips into your roofing
toward the top, the rain will wash across the copper onto the roof
and actually kill moss and keep it off without having you having to
do anything. If you happen to be installing a new roof, there are
shingles available that have copper incorporated into the shingle
Don't use a pressure washer to remove moss
because you could cause damage to your shingles. There are cleaners
that claim to be safe for roofing, but be careful to avoid harsh
bleach cleaners as it could be hard on the coloring of your roof.
Bleach can also kill plants on the ground as it is rinsed from the
roof and can accelerate corrosion of metal gutters and downspouts.
If you are thinking about selling your home in
the near future, I would definitely address any moss growing on your
roof top as this will definitely show up on a home inspector's
Consider hiring a professional to clean your roof
to avoid damaging your roof or hurting yourself by falling off.
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surrounding the Roane County area hire Quality Home Inspections of
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