Why is Moss Bad on Your Roof?
We get so much rain in the Pacific North West, and that is a perfect nesting ground for moss. Moss likes to grow in environments that are damp and shady. The north side of your home is likely to have some form of moss growing on it. In order to care for your home, you should monitor the moss growth on your roof.
Moss is not good on your roof for 4 main reasons:
- Growth – The trouble with moss is that it makes roots to the shingles on your roof. Over time these roots can actually lift up the shingles. This can lead to moisture, bacteria, and mold growth under the shingles and into your home, causing damage to your roof.
- Leaks – Moss on your roof will make your roof weaker. The damage that is caused by moss growth can lead to thin spots in your roof and potentially cause leaks into your home.
- Weight – If you have a lot of moss on your roof, it will add a significant amount of weight to your roof, which your roof was not designed to hold.
- Curb Appeal – Simply put, moss looks unsightly and if you are thinking of selling your home, your roof would look better if it was moss free. Furthermore, your neighbours will probably thank you
At Revive, we specialize in safely and softly removing moss from your home. Here is a video of our crew at work reviving a roof in South Surrey. We use our soft wash system to ensure that the moss is removed softly and safely.
If you want a free quote for removing moss on your roof, please call our office at 604.398.4040 and we would love to get you a quote. We service homes in South Surrey, White Rock, and Langley, with safe roof moss removal.Back to Blog