We may think of moss as not harmful to our home. In some cases, we may even think it offers a quaint aesthetic that compliments rustic or country-style homes. However, the truth is that moss can damage your home’s roof and foundation over time, leading to costly repairs.
Identifying and managing moss growth on your home is a key step toward maintaining the lifespan of a home’s roof. Fortunately, there are professional roofing services that specialize in removing moss from a roof — saving you thousands of dollars down the road.
How Do You Get Rid of Moss on a Roof?
Moss can grow in areas of roof that are not visible from the ground. Over time, this can compromise a roof’s integrity and degrade its shingles by sponging up moisture and then releasing it — causing leaks or worse.
Professional roofers can combat moss growing on a roof by doing a comprehensive inspection to identify areas of harmful moss, algae or mold growth. Afterward, hand-brush or soft-wash approaches can be used to clean moss safely from the roof.
What Tools Work the Best for Getting Rid of Moss on a Roof?
There are several important methods and tools for exploring how to kill moss on a roof. However, reputable contractor typically adhere to the removal techniques of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and the Roof Cleaning Institute of America (RCIA). Both groups advise against power washing roofs.
Depending on the roofing material, it is recommended to use either hand-brushing methods or soft-wash method. In the latter, the roof moss can be killed and loosened with an industry-approved detergent, and washed off at a low pressure with large amounts of water.
How Much Does It Cost to Have a Professional Remove Moss from a Roof?
According to Angie’s List, a typical roof cleaning takes two to five hours and can cost from $250 to $1,000 for the average home, or as much as 5 percent of the cost for a roof replacement. However, each home and moss removal project is different, so cost will vary. To learn more about the cost of removing moss from a roof, or to learn more about our moss removal services, contact today.