Trees, moss, and algae can all damage your roof relatively easily. If you do not take precautions to guard against these potential dangers, they could end up costing you significantly in roof-related repairs. At The Top Restoration can help you repair your roof in the event that you experience damage from these problems and more.
Trees are a beautiful addition to the landscape surrounding almost any home, but their limbs can cause significant damage if they fall off during a storm. If a tree limb has fallen on your home, it can pose a serious risk to you and your family. Be sure to leave the home immediately, as remaining inside could put you at serious risk in the event of a collapse or if water comes into contact with electrical wiring.
Moss grows easily on roof shingles, and its spores can collect in the space between shingles, allowing for a thick mat to grow quickly that can be several inches thick in extreme cases. As the wetter season approaches, moss acts like a sponge and absorbs a great amount of moisture. This wet mass will pull the shingles apart and can foster the growth of mold or mildew, causing further damage to your roof and the structure underneath.
Algae spores grow readily on wood and asphalt shingles, especially those that don’t receive much sunlight. Algae can retain a great deal of moisture, which can deteriorate and rot your shingles completely, and can even grow easily in gutters or downspouts. Not only can algae damage your shingles, it can leave black or greenish streaks that run down your roof, creating an unsightly appearance.