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Those who live in areas with higher moisture levels are probably used to seeing moss. Moss will often grow on a home’s roof, particularly if it is shaded and doesn’t see a lot of sunlight. But perhaps you’re wondering whether you should remove the moss from your roof. Could it damage the roof in some way if it is left on there?

To determine if you should remove the moss on your roof, its good to first look at where on the roof the moss is growing. For example, is it growing anywhere near guttering or downspouts? If it is, then it could start to block up the guttering and stop it draining adequately. This, in turn, could create a structural problem. So, if this is the case, removing the moss would be the best option. Another determining factor is to look at what materials have been used in the roof’s construction. If moss is growing on shingles made from stone or clay, then it’s unlikely to be a problem. However, moss can be full of moisture and this could start to impact the roof’s structure. Sometimes it’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to this. Having the roof inspected would be a good option here.

While this has been a very short consideration of whether or not to remove moss on a roof, it should help you make the right decision. If you do decide to go ahead and remove the moss, be careful as to which method of removal you choose. There are some methods that could create more of a problem than leaving the moss on the roof. If you would like to have your roof inspected, we will be happy to assist you.