Ah! Just do like Elton John.......
I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on
Yes get rid of it it will hold water and shorten the life of your roof.
Box stores sell a spray liquid that kill moss , the container attaches
to your garden hose. A zinc strip at the peak will help as will if
possible tree triming.
"WHAT ARE THESE BLACK STREAKS ON MY ROOF?
In most cases, the stains and streaks are a form of algae commonly known
as Gloeocapsa Magma. This type of algae thrives in humid and warm
climates and usually appears first on the North slope of the roof where
shade is prevalent and moisture tends to accumulate.
Algae spores are then carried by the wind until the entire roof is
infested. Once attached to a shingled roof, this fungus feeds on the
dead organic matter used in the manufacturing process of the asphalt
shingle. As the fungus breaks down the asphalt shingle, the ceramic
granules protecting the surface of the shingle are loosened and begin to
fall off. This causes the roof to deteriorate prematurely and diminishes
the roof's abilities to reflect heat rays. If not treated, the roof
algae will reduce the life of your roof, diminish your home's curb appeal
and increase your home cooling expenses.
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