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Removing Moss from Roof Shingles

 

Steps for Preventing and Removing Moss from Asphalt Shingles

 

By Mark J. Donovan


 

Moss, algae, and lichen have the tendency to grow on roof shingles with north facing exposures. They also have the tendency to grow in regions that have high annual rainfalls. Removing moss from shingles can easily be done with a brush and a solution of equal parts water and bleach. It is important, however, to remove moss from roof shingles before the moss roots work their way too far into the asphalt shingles. Waiting too long to remove the moss could lead to irreparable damage to the roof shingles.

 

Consequently, if you have a roof that is susceptible to moss growth, you should plan on inspecting and removing any moss annually.

 

Though lichens and algae can make a roof look ugly, unlike moss they will not threaten the integrity of the roof.

 

To remove moss from roof shingles, first mix up a 50/50 ration of bleach and water. Next, spray the grass and shrubs below the roof line with a water hose to protect them from being damaged by the bleach solution.

Use a brush to apply the bleach solution onto the roof shingles, and allow the solution to sit on the roof shingles for about 30 minutes. Then rinse the roof off and youíre done. If the moss and algae growth are minimal, alternatively you can use a garden sprayer to apply the bleach solution.

I do not recommend, however, a pressure washer to remove moss from roof shingles as it could damage them.

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Lichen and Algae on roof shingles

Removing moss from roof shingles.

Photos by Mark Donovan

 

To prevent moss, algae, and lichens from growing on your roof shingles, you can install Zinc strips near the peak of the roof. The Zink strips are installed by fastening them along the length of the roof line, just underneath the shingle tabs, nearest the roof peak. 

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