Moss on roof
The growth of moss on your roof is more than an unsightly blemish that detracts from the appeal of your home. Moss is a nuisance that threatens the integrity of your home and the health of you and your family. The shingles on your roof offer an ideal environment for moss and algae to grow because it is an area of your home that is moist and humid, which when combined with the indirect sunlight of shade from trees, allows moss to thrive. The accumulation of leaves from the trees and other organic debris that collect on your roof give moss the necessary nutrients to grow.
Moss holds water on the surface of your roof like a sponge and, over time, the shingles crack and pull apart as the water freezes and thaws, allowing water to leak in and rot your roof. In addition, because moss flourishes near the edge of shingles, it can pry the shingles apart as it expands.