Anyone with a home here in western Washington knows how susceptible our roofs are to moss growth. The moist, cool climate offers perfect growing conditions, and wood shake or composition roofs provide an ideal place for moss to take hold. Roof moss removal is no fun, but if you allow growth to go untreated, you may find yourself needing a full roof replacement before you should.
For the safest and most effective moss treatment, hire a roofing contractor offering professional roof moss removal rather than attempting it yourself. Here’s a look at the steps to take for effrective roof moss removal in Woodinville, Bellevue & Snohomish.
Treat Your Roof
Treat your roof with an herbicide to kill existing moss. Depending on the extent of the problem, more than one treatment may be required to kill it all. This is best done in the spring or fall.
Clean off Debris
When all the moss has been killed, a roofing cleaning professional should remove all debris with a thorough and careful power washing.
Depending on how long the moss has been there, roof repairs may be necessary. To keep leaks from developing, you should have your roofing contractor look for problem areas and repair or replace compromised shingles or shakes. The sooner you remove the moss, the less extensive (and expensive) repairs will be.
Prevent New Growth
Even with effective treatment, there’s always the chance moss will come back. Thankfully, there are some practical steps you can take to reduce this risk. Regular roof cleaning, installation of zinc strips, and having overhanging tree branches removed are just a few.
For a more permanent solution, especially if your roof needs to be replaced anyway, think about installing a metal roof. Metal is resistant to moss and has the added benefit of curb appeal and energy efficiency, improving the value of your home and helping you save on energy bills.
For high quality residential roofing services in Woodinville, Bellevue & Snohomish, as well as roof leak repairs and deck and fence construction, small, flexible and family-owned Allied Construction is a roofing contractor serving the Eastside with workmanship warranties on all work since 1982. To learn more about roof moss removal and prevention, or to get a FREE quote on any other roofing, decking or fencing services, Allied Construction can be reached at (425) 276-7415.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Expert Roofing Contractor in Woodinville since 1982
Quality roofing, decking and fencing services in Bellevue, Bothell,
Kenmore, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Sammamish, Snohomish & Woodinville