Details Soft Wash offers high quality soft washing services for the removal of moss from residential home exteriors. Moss growth with its shallow root system keeps the roofing materials damp for extended periods of time and this moisture promotes wood rot and can and does erode the asphalt shingles. Moss typically starts to grow at the top of the vertical slots between the shingles. These areas of asphalt shingles are the last place water evaporates from a roof. Moss, like lichen colonies, is quite damaging to shingles and some of the granules underneath the moss may be gone. This will be evident if once the moss is removed. the portions of the interior mat of the shingle are visible. It’s important to have moss professionally removed from your roof in order to extend the life of the shingles.