The Hows and Whys of Roof Moss Removal

Here in the Pacific Northwest, roof moss removal is one of the most important roof repair services homeowners and business owners can do. Even though moss seems like just about the least offensive plant there is, having living things growing between the tiles of your roof is a pretty bad thing. Moss decreases your roof’s lifespan, and there’s no getting around having to remove it.

How Moss Hurts Your Roof

Moss, which grows very well in the wet, mild climate of the Pacific Northwest, is a problem because it contains moisture. As moss grows, it moves into the cracks in your roof tiles and slowly expands, tearing the tile loose over time. Moss and algae contain lots of moisture, so moss on your roof is like wedging a wet sponge under your tiles year-round. Imagine how much easier the wind gets under wet, pried-up tiles, and how your roof can start to rot!  These factors decrease your roof’s lifespan.

How Do I Get Rid of It?

A lot of homeowners accidentally reduce their roof’s lifespan even more with some “common sense” solutions that actually make the damage worse. One mistake is pressure washing. The high-pressure stream of water may remove the moss, but it’ll also pry loosened tiles up even more than the moss has already done.  Pressure-washing your roof is almost always a bad idea, but with moss buildup, it’s a worse idea. Another mistake people make is washing their roof with a mild acid solution to kill the mold.  If you use the wrong product for your type of roof, the acid may leave streaks or discoloration. The only way you can be absolutely sure is to consult a roofing specialist on the proper product or solution to use.

Get Advice From Experts

In Bellevue, Woodinville and the Eastside, Tile Pro Roofing has been providing professional, comprehensive moss removal for years. Tile Pro has expert knowledge of exactly what solutions to use on what roof types.  They can have your roof clean and moss-free in short order. Whether you need expert roof replacement or other roof services like moss removal and roof inspections, the experts at Tile Pro are always available to provide solutions or answer questions; contact them today!

Roof Moss Removal With an Expert Hand From Tile Pro’s Experts

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Mercer Island, Redmond, Sammamish, North Seattle & Woodinville

Posted on April 4, 2020 | Published by Ignite Local | Related Local Business