A few of the things that may contribute to roof damage are moss and algae. It is also worth noting that because it’s a problem that must be addressed, delaying or neglecting to have it removed is not urged. Here, we’ll share the roofing basics on how you can effectively deal with and prevent these.
How Do Moss And Algae Affect Your Roof?
Algae develop on roof surfaces that often have moisture, making it a common sight in coastal or humid climates. It can be noted that there are types of algae that are even immune to ultraviolet rays when they produce a dark pigment and they’re usually the dark streaks you see on the surface of your roof.
Moss, on the other hand, is a non-vascular plant absorbing water through its leaves. They’ll thrive in a moist environment and even grow on roofs that face north because that side receives little and indirect sunlight.
How to Get Rid of Moss and Algae
If it isn’t that worse for a roof repair, thorough cleaning using a bleach solution will do the trick to remove both mold and algae. You are urged to have it applied and let sit for 20 minutes then rinse with clean water. As a reminder, do not use a pressure washer to clean asphalt shingle roofing to prevent granule loss and premature roof failure.
Preventing Moss and Algae Growth
- Have your roof regularly inspected for buildup and cleaned.
- Keep your gutters clog-free to promote proper drainage of water when it rains.
- Trim tree branches to allow more sunlight to reach your roof.
The important thing to remember for this issue is to get a replacement when necessary. Remember that once the issue has affected the entirety of your system, structural damage is likely to occur. Call your roofer immediately for help.
Quality Assurance Roofing provides homeowners and businesses with professional roofing services, including roof repairs and roof replacements caused by age, storms, and inclement weather. Give us a call at (479) 279-8500 for clients in Rogers or (417) 799-7889 for clients in Branson West, MO. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Fayetteville, AR.