The short and simple answer here is yes, roof moss can be a serious and costly problem and here are just a handful of reasons why:
Moss growing on your roof can and will over time cause severe damage both internally and externally to your home and once it takes hold, it holds on tightly and accumulates quickly, it takes hold on a roof by extending rhizoids, which are strong root-like tendrils that keep it from blowing off or washing away in the rain.
External damage includes tile damage as the moss gradulally lifts the tiles creating cracks and crevices that allow moisture to get underneath them. This can ultimately cause roof leaks and rotting of the wood underneath. Moss also eats away at the tiles surface which again results in weak, porous and cracked tiles, it can grow in and around your roof tiles and actually starts to acts as a ‘filler’, packing out any gaps and plugging the spaces, thus meaning your roof will no longer be water tight.
It will damage your guttering as the moss will be falling off of the roof and into the gutters, weighing them down, which in time will cause them to snap or crack and will also block them meaning water won’t have the escape route it needs to be leaving your roof so will sit against the roof tiles and lead to damp within the home.
Moss also grows in blankets and absorbs large amounts of water like a sponge, resulting in your roof tiles constantly being wet, this again will cause damp within the home.
Moss will grow in areas that are particularly moist, dark and cool.
If you come across a patch of moss that has turned brown or black, Don’t ever be fooled into thinking that the moss is dead if you were to add a little water you might be surprised. Many times the plant will turn green and begin thriving again once moisture is reintroduced!
Trying to deal with a roof moss problem on your own can be fruitless and even dangerous—mossy roofs are slippery roofs! Call Bright Roof today and one of our team can visit your property and advise the best method to tackle your moss covered roof.
ensure the roof was in good repair, preventing any leaks into the home, this is standard protocol for the team at Bright Roof.
Our customer mentioned that she had recently had some roof tiles re-bedded and tiles replaced, once our team were on the roof we could see the roof work the customer had mentioned, unfortunately, the roof tiles hadn't been re-bedded as the customer thought, but in fact they had been pointed/skimmed and tiles "repaired" which should have just been replaced, so if we started the roof clean the roof would've started leaking.
The customer chose to have her roof jet washed, of course before this work could commence we carried out the relevant roof repairs to ensure there would be no leaks or damage to the roof.
The team soon got to work re-bedding all of the customers ridge tiles and replaced the bodged tiles that the previous roofer had tried to repair.
Once all of the necessary roof repairs had been completed the team were then able to get to work cleaning the roof, using the correct nozzles and water flow, we were able to pressure wash the roof without causing any damage to the tiles and still able to remove all of the moss, algae and lichens from the tiles.
As you can see from the photos there is a dramatic difference in which the clean has made to the property.
I'm sure you can guess the customer was over the moon with the results we achieved.
Today the team at Bright Roof were over in Shrewsbury pressure washing a customers bungalow roof.
The picture on the left shows how heavily soiled the roof was in moss.
The customer had noticed the moss falling into their gutters making them blocked and also dropping onto the floor around the house which made the property look untidy, not to mention the customer regularly having to go out and clean up the moss deposits from the floor.
Prior to carrying out the jet washing on the roof, our team visited the property earlier on in the week to do a full roof inspection and carry out any roof repairs necessary before the work went underway. We always ensure a roof is in good repair before roof cleaning is carried out to eliminate the risk of leaks within the home/property.
All repairs were complete and left to set before the team returned.
When the team returned to carry out the roof clean they covered all gutters to keep them free from debris during the clean. Also the customer and the neighbour was asked to move their car from the drive to prevent getting covered in debris from the roof.
Once the team were harnessed onto the roof the clean was started. Health and Safety is always key and first on the list with our team at Bright Roof.
As you can see and i'm sure you'll agree from the small amount that had been cleaned in the photo above that the transformation was already starting to look phenomenal.
still go around and check each gutter just incase any debris did manage to get into them, they would all be cleaned out and emptied.
We ensure the property is clear of all debris and muck and there is no trace of us being there other than the clean roof which as you can see on the photo below, looks like brand new.
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Many people don't realise the importance of having their roof cleaned, so we are going to go through giving 5 detailed reasons why you should have your roof cleaned.
Lets face it, who wants an ugly, dirty roof? Not only can a dirty roof bring down the appearance of your home and take away the ‘kerb appeal’, but if you are thinking of selling your home, a dirty roof can have negative effects on its valuation and can make it less appealing to the potential buyers.
We are known for zoning in on the negative points, so the first thing anyone will see is the moss & algae build up on your roof tiles, which straight away will make your house stand out for all of the wrong reasons.
Why not take a look at our different roof cleaning methods we offer
Roof Soft Washing
Roof Pressure Washing
Below is a before and after photo of a previous roof cleaned by us
Take a look at some of the photos taken yesterday.
Bright Roof were over in Cannock, Staffordshire doing a Roof Clean, this customer decided to go for the Soft Wash Roof Cleaning method.
We started by manually removing the moss deposits and then applying the Soft Wash treatment which will clean, protect and cleanse the roof tiles.
I'm sure you'll agree, the roof has come up a treat. Our customer was over the moon and couldn't thank the team enough for their hard work and amazing results.
We truly have the best team.
If you're looking to get your roof cleaned take a look at our different methods, whether you want to have your roof soft washed or pressure washed, we have the expertise to deliver a 5 star roof clean for you.
Call our friendly team today for your free no obligation quotation
So the team Bright Roof are over in Cannock, Staffordshire today cleaning a roof and our lovely customer kindly bought the guys this lunch out.
We really do have the best customers 👍🏼 they spoil us ☺
Thank you so much
If your roof is covered in moss, lichen or algae, call Bright Roof today and we will come and give you a completely FREE no obligation quotation.
A member of our team will discuss all roof cleaning options available to you and will happily answer any questions you may have too.
We offer 2 types of roof cleaning methods, check out the below links for more information
Roof Soft Washing in Wolverhampton
Roof Pressure Washing in Wolverhampton
Is your house starting to stand out like a sore thumb because of its dirty roof?
No problem, we have a team of fully trained and insured staff that can help give your roof a new look, you will soon stand out for all the right reasons.
Go on, give your home some 'kerb appeal'
Check out the before & after photos below
Today Bright Roof were over in Wombourne, Wolverhampton carrying out a Softwash Roof Clean.
Here are some photos before the work was started, as you can see the top of the roof is much worse with moss deposits and lichen marks and as you see further down the roof, both the moss and lichens become less but are still present
Below: The roof once the moss deposits have been manually scraped off of the roof tiles
Softwashing won't just clean and restore your roof without the worry of any damage occurring but it will also protect the roof in the future from from regrowth for months / years to come.
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