How To Prevent Algae And Moss On Your Windermere Roof
June 9, 2017
Are you noticing a change of color on your Windermere roof and it happens to be blue or green? You may have algae or moss growing. Today we are sharing how they grow and what you can do to prevent it.
Not many homeowners take care of their roofs as much as they should. In fact, most people just look at their roof when something is either noticeably wrong or during the holidays when they are putting lights up. Today we are sharing tips on how to prevent moss and algae from growing on your Windermere roof.
If you’ve ever noticed a tint of bluish green on your Windermere roof, but your roof is not that color, algae, and moss may be the cause. Today we are sharing the ways algae and moss can impact the quality of your roof. Signs of moss and algae typically does not get homeowners in a panic and it tends to be overlooked by many. Even things like debris and leaves can help create the growth of moss and algae and should be handled frequently.
Moss and leaves can both trap in moisture beneath them. If the leaves are left the roof will stay damp for long periods of time, and this dampness will eventually begin to break down into your roof. This will cause it to deteriorate at a much faster rate causing mold or mildew in your ceilings and other parts of your home.
June in Florida means humidity and rainy weather. This type of weather will enhance the growth of moss to grow on your Windermere roof. Ignoring the problem is the last thing you should do. Moss is not just something that ruins the appeal of your home, it is something that causes your roof damage. The moss itself is not what damages the roof is the moist environment trapped underneath. When moisture is secured in a confined area, for a long period of time is damages the roof.
Like moss, algae are attracted to warm humid environments. And although it is not as harmful as moss it can lead to several problems for your Windermere roof. The look and value of your home will decrease if algae are not removed or handled properly. Because algae cover areas of your roof the absence of sunlights on the surface will increase the amount of algae growth.
You can prevent moss and algae on your Windermere roof in several ways. There are many chemical treatments that can be placed on your Windermere roof, that can remove and prevent algae and moss from growing again. Here are a few precautions we recommend:
Provide More Sunlight. Trim back any trees where the branches overshadow the surface. It’s important that your roof has more sunlight to prevent any moist temperatures. Keep the roof clean from any debris, like any fallen leaves.
Clean Your Roof. There are pressure washers created to clean out dirt, moss, algae and any other pesky dirt that is difficult to take out.
Call Over The Top Roofers. Your Windermere roof is important to us at Over The Top Roofers. We offer re-roofing services if needed in your home. We stay until the job is complete and you are satisfied!
With a commitment to superior customer service and a list of satisfied clients we believe gets longer with each passing day, we are committed to making your Windermere roof in tip top shape.
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