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Moss on Roofs


morddwyd

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Some of you may recall a comment I made in another thread about getting on to my insurance company about displaced tiles and a leaking roof.

My initial call to them resulted in them confirming that we had had some very severe winds in this area in the last month, and they notified their agent.

He has now been and says that there have been no high winds recently, and that the tiles have been forced off by moss, and the claim would be refused.

My local roofer, who I need to get the work done anyway, was surprised when I asked them to get rid of the moss, since they always believe that it helps to seal, and to bind in some cases, which I must say was always my view too.

I know there will be varying views here, and would like to hear them.

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"I will bring it to the attention of my insurers!"

Tell them that their agent's comment that the tiles "have been forced off by moss" is absolute rubbish. Moss will never force a properly fixed tile off a roof, and in any case based on what you say the roof has lichen growth, not moss. Lichens can't force tiles from a roof either.

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morddwyd

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Thanks I will

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