Roof moss growing on asphalt shingles.

Have you looked up at the roof of your home recently and noticed any moss growth? More often than not, homeowners will see moss growth and not think anything of it. However, it's important to know the effects that moss growth can have on your home and how you can deal with it.

In this blog, we'll discuss the ins and outs of moss growth and what you can do to keep your roof in good shape. But before we do that, we thought we'd introduce ourselves first.

For over two decades, Shanco has been a professional residential roofing company in Maryland, offering a wide range of services. We're proud to provide solutions that allow our customers to create the exterior of their dreams. Over the years, we've even earned awards and accolades that include an A+ rating from the BBB, status as a GAF Master Elite Contractor, and so much more.

How to Identify Moss

Moss is easily recognizable as fuzzy green clumps on your roof shingles, particularly in cracks and crevices where moisture collects. It's most common on porous roofing materials like asphalt and wood shingles, especially in areas that are persistently moist or shaded by trees.

How to Prevent Moss Growth

To prevent moss from returning, it's crucial to address the underlying issues that promote its growth, such as excess moisture and shade. Regular roof maintenance, including keeping gutters clean and trimming overhanging branches, can help minimize moss growth and extend the life of your roof.

Why This Matters to You

While a moss-covered roof might seem picturesque, it's actually a sign of potential damage and neglect. Moss retains moisture on the roof's surface, which can lead to leaks and compromise the roof's integrity over time. Moreover, moss can cause shingles to lift and crack, shortening the lifespan of your roof.

Call Our Team Today to Get Started

If you're in need of a roofing company in Maryland that you can rely on, then you'll want to partner with the team of professionals at Shanco. For more than six decades, we've been the local leaders, offering a wide range of services. Get started today by giving us a call or filling out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.