How Does Moss Affect Your Roof?

by | Dec 26, 2021 | Roof Inspection, Roof Maintenance

In many humid areas, moss growth tends to concern your roof. If left unchecked moss may grow and spread, ultimately causing damage to your roof. Typically, moss is the most common type of growth on your roof, but algae and lichen should also be a concern for homeowners. In addition, Moss can damage your shingles and lead to costly repairs. Moss is especially damaging because it can strip away the protective oil on your roof making it more likely to be affected by erosion. Moss also absorbs water into your shingles, causing water damage. Moss can also spread into and underneath your shingles. Let’s look at what this could mean for your roof.

Moss Strips Away Protective Oils On Your Shingles

Because moss strips away your roof’s protective oils, it makes your roof more susceptible to weathering and damage from the sun. Your roof will get warped and consequently shorten it’s lifespan without this protection. 

Moss Absorbs Water

Moss absorbs water, meaning it will suck up excess moisture and spread it across your shingles, eroding the roof’s outer layer. If this goes unchecked, this buildup will ruin your shingles and could result in a full roof replacement. 

Moss On Roof Spreads Beneath Your Shingles

Moss will get into your home because it spreads beneath your shingles. When this moisture builds up on the inside of your home it will cause your wood to rot. This can result in additional repairs, adding to the cost of just your standard roof replacement. 

It’s best not to deal with moss alone. That is why you should call the AWS Roofing professionals to check on your roof. With a roof inspection we can look for signs of moss, lichens, or algae growth. We can also identify signs of rot or water damage beneath your roof. Assessing the state of your roof is important so you can plan accordingly and save money on repairs in the long run. That’s why you should contact AWS Roofing to make sure you can prevent things like moss from costing you money and headaches.   

Why AWS Roofing?

Do you live in Florida? Are you looking for a solid roofing crew that can see if there are any signs of moss on your roof? Fortunately, AWS Roofing is here to assist you. 

Since 1987, we have pledged to provide our customers with the best roofing solutions available in Florida. AWS Roofing has repeatedly delivered quality services and exceptional customer satisfaction. Our experience with a vast array of roofing problems, common and uncommon, allows us to provide a wide variety of options for your home. 

As a result, AWS Roofing can help you keep your roof looking good and functioning properly. Our professional roofers are specialists in all roofing materials and styles and will work closely with you to find the right roofing solution. At AWS Roofing, our roofers are licensed, bonded, and insured, so you can have confidence that your next roof cleaning, inspection, or replacement is in good hands.

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AWS Roofing can accommodate you with all of your roofing needs and provide you with guaranteed quality services. In addition, AWS Roofing offers a tailored approach to every home we service.

AWS Roofing is state-licensed, insured, and bonded. Call us today for a free quote at (386) 423-3076.

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