Many people don’t think of roof moss as a problem. The sight of little patches of moss on a roof can evoke images of quaintness and charm in some people’s minds. The problem is that in a place like Portland moss growth can get out of hand. Everyone who lives in this great city is all too familiar with its damp and rainy weather. The humidity that this tends to produce, particularly in the fall provides the perfect condition for roof moss to grow; and before you know it, what you once considered cute can become an unsightly mess.

Now, however charming you find roof moss you don’t want it to decrease the value of your house. That is why it’s best to get control of it before it becomes unmanageable. Having your roof routinely cleaned by professionals that do roof moss removal is essential to preserving the value and integrity of your house.

At this point, the obvious question is: ‘why can’t I clean my own roof?’ In this age of ‘do-it-yourself’ it is understandable that you as a homeowner would much prefer to clean your own roof than pay someone to do it. And there is little doubt that there are many guides and videos out there to help you along the way. But mastering the techniques and using the tools to perform a roof cleaning effectively are not things easily obtained by laypersons. Only the experts, the professionals who have dedicated their lives to this work, can bring the right practices to bear for this kind of job.

There is also the fact that roof moss removal can be dangerous. Climbing on top of a roof to carry out extensive work requires someone who has had training and experience. It can be hazardous for an amateur to attempt such work—and this is particularly true with houses that have large steep roofs.

Establishing a schedule for periodic roof cleaning by trained professionals can save you a lot of money in the long run. If you allow moss to grow on your roof, then it may come to the point where the moss has grown so wildly and has become so rooted in the spaces and crevices in your roof that it cannot be cleaned. In such instances, roof replacement becomes the only option. And such extensive work can cost you a larger amount of money than roof cleaning would have.

This is not difficult to imagine. If you don’t take your car in for its periodic maintenance, you will eventually have trouble with your engine or other vital car parts—trouble that will cost you a lot more than if you had just established a periodic maintenance system. The same logic applies to roof moss removal. If you don’t clean your roof regularly, then you risk permanent damage.

Another good reason to remove moss from your roof, as it was alluded to before, is that you want the value of your home to appreciate, which is difficult to achieve if your home is seen as run-down or un-kept. Although you may find the sight of moss tolerable, there are many others who may not feel the same way. And you always want to keep your options open on when to sell your house.

It must also be noted that a number of companies have offered sprays that they say will instantly remove roof moss. Avoid these promises. Often, the products they’re selling do not work on the kind of moss that grows in Portland. So, you should be wary of anyone promising quick fix solutions to roof moss. Indeed, it is probably a good idea to ignore all such sellers, for there is no such thing as an all region roof moss removal spray.

The safest, most reliable way to deal with roof moss is to call an expert. If you are interested in preserving your roof, it is necessary to establish a maintenance plan and stick to it. The weather in Portland can be quite hard on roofs; however, you don’t need to agonize over keeping yours clean and pristine. Well-trained professionals can apply the tools and techniques required to remove the moss and help save you the time, money, and overall burden of having to do so yourself.