The durability of your roof is important to your home. If your roof is weak, then your home could be exposed to the elements. Moss, algae, mold, and mildew can all compromise your roof. Keep reading to learn how these fungi and bacteria can compromise your roof.
Understanding Moss and Algae
Moss and algae love moist, warm places. In the right conditions, your roof can be the perfect environment. If you live in an environment that experiences a lot of rain or one that has a lot of humidity, then it’s likely that you will have to contend with moss and algae on your roof.
How Moss and Algae Affect Your Roof
Ultimately, both moss and algae can grow on any roofing material. The existence of moss and algae on your roof can reduce the efficacy of your roof, cutting its lifecycle significantly. In addition to reducing how long your roof lasts, these fungi and bacteria can cause your roof to decay. With a decaying roof, it’s inevitable that you would experience leaks unless you act quickly.
Don’t DIY Moss and Algae Removal
If you notice you have moss and algae on your roof, don’t try to remove it on your own. Although you may think spraying your roof with bleach will help the situation, it won’t. In fact, using bleach on your roof can lead to noticeable changes in the color of your roof. Beyond that, over the years, traces of the chemical could compromise your roofing materials in the area the chemical was sprayed.
Professionals are your best source of help when it comes to removing algae and moss from your roof. At All American Roofing and Restoration, we use industry best practices to remove moss and algae from your roof. Additionally, we can schedule biannual inspections to ensure you don’t have to worry about an overgrowth of algae and moss in the future.
The presence of algae and moss on your roof is not only an eyesore these fungi and bacteria can also undermine the stability of your roof. If you notice any growth, don’t try to remedy the situation yourself, you could make matters worse. At first sight, you should contact us, your local roofing specialists so that we can eradicate the growth and secure your roof. Once removed, we can protect your roof biannually to ensure that your home is well protected.