Is Moss Bad For My Roof?
While you may find the look of moss on your roof unappealing, it can also severely damage the structure of your roof. If you notice that you have moss on your roof, contact our team for a repair, and follow these tips to prevent moss growth in the future.
Tips to Prevent Moss Growth
Moss is a flowerless plant that thrives in cool, damp places, and can absorb all surrounding moisture on your roof until it begins to deteriorate. Eventually, holes can form in your roof, leading to leaks, missing shingles, and other structural damage. To avoid the need for costly repairs, follow these steps to ensure your roof is less susceptible to moss growth:
Cut back any trees that may fall over your roof.
Keep your roof and gutters free of leaves, sticks, and other debris.
Use zinc strips annually to reduce the ability for moss to spore.
Moss Removal Process
If your roof does fall victim to moss growth, our team of professionals at Divine Roofing, Inc. may employ one of the following methods to remove it:
Use bleach to kill moss growing in a small area, as too much bleach can be corrosive depending on your roofing material.
Remove the moss with water and a hand scraper.
Use moss control powder to combat existing moss and prevent it in the future.
Roof Repairs in Colorado Springs
A repair on top of your home is not as easy to reach as most repairs inside the home — which means if you face any issues with your roof, you should rely on a professional to get the job done! At Divine Roofing, Inc. we let our service speak for itself. With our top Angie's List and Better Business Bureau ratings, you can rest assured knowing that our roofing contractors in Colorado Springs consistently produce reliable work, provide quality service, and proactively protect our customers. Contact us today for a free consultation. (719) 497-1005