Cypress Roof Damage Caused By Moss And How To Prevent It
Living as a homeowner in Houston means you are no stranger to the humidity our city experiences. Unfortunately, this humidity does more than make the summer heat unbearable–it also poses a risk to your roofing by inviting moss and algae to move in. In this article, we will explain the difference between the two, how moss affects your roof, and what you can do to protect it.
What Is Moss And How Does Moss Cause Cypress Roof Damage?
Moss is a small, short plant that grows by collecting water through its leaves rather than its roots. Because moss will grow and spread very quickly, in doing so it tends to lift and curl your shingles. When your roof shingles no longer lay flat against your roof, it’s incredibly easy for wind storms to blow your shingles away and for water to soak into the spaces. In turn, this may cause roof leaks and structural rot. Further, when your Cypress roof shingles are raised, this just creates more space for moss growth.
Protecting Your Roof From Moss
Now that you understand the damage this small plant can cause, here’s how to prevent the damage from occurring in the first place.
Keep Your Roof And Gutters Clear
Regularly perform Cypress roof maintenance so that plants and twigs don’t build up on your roof and harbor moisture. By also trimming your trees, you’ll let the sun’s rays onto your roof, which will stunt any moss growth.
Get Cypress Roof Repairs And Cypress Roof Replacement As Needed
If moss has damaged your roof, then you may need a few Cypress roof repairs. If the damage is severe and widespread, you may even need a Cypress roof replacement. We recommend you get Cypress roof inspections on a regular basis so we can spot this damage early on and take care of it. You don’t want to hold off on your roof repairs or replacement, especially if your roof is dealing with moss.
If you would like to inspect your roof or get a quote for moss damage Cypress roof repair, then please contact us so we can schedule an inspection and give you an estimate. We look forward to giving you back your roof!