Have You Treated Your Roof for Moss This Year?

What are you waiting for? Whether it’s the humidity, rain or otherwise, Puget Sound experiences more than its fair share of wet weather year-round. Unfortunately that leaves us more susceptible to moss growth on our home’s surfaces - most notably, the roof. And like mold and algae, it’s much easier to prevent moss than get rid of it.

Why is moss prevention so important? The short answer is: it extends the life of your roof, preventing the need for expensive repairs and replacements. The long answer is: we see that on composition roofing, the roots of the moss will work their way into your roof and break the ceramic granules off the shingles. Once those granules are gone, the sun’s UV rays will penetrate and begin to break down your roof - this can lead to leaks which lead to rot, mold and more. Not fun!

Fortunately, Sky Power Wash offers a safe, effective and hassle-free roof treatment that will keep your home protected from moss growth for up to a year. The process is easier than you think!

First, we begin by clearing off your roof and gutters of any debris with a leaf blower. Don’t worry, we’ll clean up and haul away the mess! Then, we use a simple solution with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to treat the moss. Why? It works by raising the pH of your roof’s surface, making it much more difficult for moss to thrive because moss likes an acidic environment. Our treatment starts acting immediately to impede its growth while killing off what’s there.

Another reason we love to use baking soda, is that it’s non-toxic to you, your pets and your landscaping! If some of it runs off in the rain, or blows off in the wind, you won’t experience any negative side-effects.

Call Justin at Sky Power Wash today with any questions you have (425) 598-0088, or click here to schedule your annual moss treatment today!