Clean Roofs Save Roofs
Steps Towards Roof Moss Prevention
- Encourage Air Flow - Keep your tree branches at least 10 feet away from your roof so that air flow is not restricted.
- No Branches Over Roof - Keep your tree branches from encroaching on your roofs vertical airspace (no branches over the roof). Overhanging branches will drop sap and other tree debris onto your roof and significantly slow water from evaporating from your roof.
- Minimize Shade - Prune, thin or remove trees that are within ten feet or your roof or shade your roof (sometimes people would rather have the shade than this form of moss prevention). This especially important if you have a concrete tile roof. If it is your neighbor's tree, it is polite to contact them first and let them know of the problem their tree is causing. If the tree is encroaching into your property, you have a right to prune it back to the property line. It's better if they take responsibility for it though. If you need a referral to a good arborist, please contact me. I keep tabs on arborists with good prices and service.
- Neighbor's Trees - Talk to a neighbor about their trees if they encroach into your property's airspace. Keeping their branches away from your roof will help prevent moss.
- Keep Roof Clean - Keep debris blown off the roof in moss prone areas so that the roof can dry out with the sun and wind. This is especially important in valleys, shaded areas of the roof and in the areas of the roof closest to the gutters. If you're nervous about going on the roof, give me a call. This is a service I provide also.
- Moss Preventative Applied - Have a moss preventative solution applied to your roof as often as it needs it (every 2 years for color stain) Please talk to me about prevent roof staining. Click on home page to get a Roof Bid on moss prevention