What Should You Do About Moss On Your Roof?
No matter what kind of roof you have, you may have noticed that it has a build up of moss on it after a while. The older the roof is, the
more likely it is to have moss present.
The question is whether you should do anything about it and whether it causes any harm to be there. In truth it can be problematic but
it is only likely to cause problems when it has been there for a while and there is a lot of it. The older the roof is the more likely it is that
you will have a lot of moss on it, so it is worth keeping an eye on it, if water starts finding its way between the roof tiles, take swift action.
One of the biggest problems with moss is that it holds a lot of water. It doesn’t take a lot of consideration to realise that a lot of moss will
mean you have a lot of water sitting on your roof – even if it is a pitched roof. An older roof will not be as sturdy as a brand new one, so it
may be worth getting it removed if you see a lot of moss on the structure. Many builders and roofing specialists suggest there is only a need
to do something should you have a problem as it is a very messy, not ot mention expensive exercise.
But it isn’t just the main roof that can have problems when it comes to moss build up. All the professionals recommend that you keep an eye
on your gutters. The gutters can easily be blocked when moss either starts growing in them or is washed into them during heavy rains. So keep
an eye on them from ground level and take appropriate action if you notice any problems.