Anyone living in parts of the country that experience higher moisture levels will likely be accustomed to moss growing everywhere. Moss can often grow on the roof of a home, especially if it is in a shaded area that doesn’t have much sunlight. You might wonder, though, is it best to remove the moss from a roof? Could it cause some damage if it is left?
When thinking about whether or not to remove moss from your roof, its good to look at where the moss is growing. Is it growing in and around gutters or downspouts? If you find that it is then this might be a good case for removing it. Anything which starts to block gutters and prevent adequate drainage is a problem and could start to create structural issues. Another deciding factor is the type of materials used in the roof’s construction. If the roof is constructed using shingles made of clay or stone, then moss growing on it should not create a problem. However, moss is full of moisture which could start to affect the roof’s structure. It’s always best to err on the side of caution with this and have the roof inspected to make sure it’s not the case.
From this very brief consideration, you might reason that its best just to go ahead and have the moss removed. Exercise caution here though, because, depending on the method used to remove the moss, you could find that the removal of it creates more issues for your roof. If you have any questions about inspecting your roof or are concerned it might have some structural problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help.