Take Care Of Your Orlando Roof By Preventing Moss And Algae
March 1, 2017
Living in Florida we are aware of the humid and rainy conditions. Moss and Algae grow based on these types of conditions. This is how to spot the growth of moss and algae and how to prevent it.
Many people do not inspect their roof as often as they should. We almost think that once it is made it will be sturdy and in great condition till a major disaster happens by knocking it down. Today we will bring to light certain things to be aware of that will affect your Orlando roof.
Before we get into depth of what to look for and how to prevent it, you should frequently take a look at your roof and for any color changes, crack within your shingles, or any unusual features in your roof. Moss algae and any outside debris like leaves can seem like a minimal thing but they can be very dangerous to your Orlando roof.
In places like Florida where humidity and rain are a common occurrence, it is a big indicator that moss is able to grow on our Orlando roof. Moss and leaves can trap moisture under, leaving the Orlando roof wet for a long period of time. Leaving the moisture covered for a long time will cause the mold to seep into the roof creating mold and mildew into your ceiling. Not only that but the moisture will cause the roof to deteriorate at a quicker rate. Moss will grow quicker in shaded and damp areas
Similar to moss, algae will likely appear in warm and humid areas commonly growing in asphalt shingles, concrete and clay roof tiles. Like moss, algae staining will usually be found in shaded areas marked by black or green stained sections. Roof algae can cause your roof material to rot and deteriorate completely.
Spot and treat moss and algae growth by quickly assessing the situation and preventing it from happening in the future. Here are easy tips you can implement in your Orlando roof so that it won’t get out of control:
Give your roof more sunlight. Trim trees and branches that may overshadow your roof surface. Always check that your roof is clear from any leaf debris.
Pressure wash your roof. Pressure washing your roof frequently will remove any excess dirt, moss, and algae built up.
Keep gutters clean so the water can properly drain them preventing moss.
Consider paying for roofing materials or techniques that resist the growth of algae and moss.
Frequently check your Orlando roof and call us for a maintenance check ups.
With over 10 years in the business, we have the skills and expertise to make sure that your roof is inspected well and that your roof will be in tip top shape.