Why is Moss Removal Important?

Why is Moss Removal Important?

Victoria, BC, is known for the constant combination of high humidity and vegetation. Thanks to that moisture level, you can enjoy the beautiful sights that Victoria, BC, provides. But, the same moisture and vegetation is the perfect combination for the spreading of moss on roofs. Therefore, you must remove roof moss promptly if you want to avoid having damage on your roof that will require more significant repair work. When the roof moss appears on your roof, it can quickly get thick enough to crowd out the shingles producing damage on your roof. After that point, there is no way to revert the situation, and you will have to replace your roof. Therefore, it is essential to remove the moss from your roof. Let's understand why.

Roof Damage

Moss develops under a cool, shady, and damp environment. Houses with north-facing roof areas are prone to create moss due to having less sunlight than the south-facing. Starting as a very thin dusting of green, the moss begins to become thicker and wider, giving it the look and feel of a mat on your roof. Especially between the shingles' edges and the shingles, you will see moss developing on the seams due to the shade.

As the moss grows thicker, it pushes the shingles up. How long the roof will remain in good condition will depend on the material of your roof. Wooden shingles tend to deteriorate quicker by the moss growing underneath; this is because the porous surface of the wood shingles is the favourite surface for moss to develop. If you let the moss adhere to the wood shingles, then removing the moss becomes very difficult unless you have the equipment and technique our team has for moss removal in Victoria, BC.

The thick moss is what you want to avoid by any means. The thick mat-like moss becomes a sponge that holds moisture and keeps it damp despite the sunlight. The stored moisture makes its way onto the lower levels of the roof, reaching even its structural elements. Once there, the materials will rot, and your roof becomes unusable and a danger to you and your family. The best approach to prevent this is to have our team perform moss removal regularly, at least twice a year.

Health Concerns

Roof moss is the produce of a resilient type of algae that spores into the air and settles on the roof. While not every mould or algae is dangerous, some of them can pose a threat to older ones and younger children who suffer from allergies and respiratory problems. The spores from the moss on your roof can quickly come inside your home due to being on driveways and paths. No matter what mould species is on your roof, it is vital to remove any excessive mould growth to care for your family's health.

Safe Moss Removal Method

Removing the moss from your roof is not only a dangerous activity to perform, but it can also damage your roof if done incorrectly. People usually think of doing a high-pressure wash on the roof to remove the moss and use chemicals to kill its remains. Unfortunately, this approach might get rid of the moss at a very high cost since it creates a lot of damage to the roof.

It is of primary importance to preserve the shingle granules when removing the moss from the affected roof. Therefore, an intense cleaning process can cause irreversible damage to your roof. Aggressive scrubbing or high-pressure wash are not options for our team to remove the moss from your roof.

Our team takes the time to remove loose debris, moss, and environmental deposits with a medium bristled broom. Afterwards, using a leaf blower, our team ensures that all fine particles are removed from your roof and guttering system.

Finally, for any moss remaining on the roof, we use an eco-friendly solution that gradually works at the source of the problem without damaging the roof shingles.

Ready to take care of your house?

Our service of moss removal in Victoria, BC, is the safest way for you to prevent damage to your house from roof moss. Call us today at for a free quote or fill in the form below. Our friendly team will be more than pleased to help you keep your house in pristine condition.

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