Moss

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  1. Feb 13, 2012 #1

    chris5

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    I have moss growing on my roof shingles. Can anyone suggest the best way to remove the moss and prevent its possible return.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2012 #2

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    What type of roof surface do you have?
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 #3

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  4. Feb 16, 2012 #4

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    Add 1.It is important to know the surface before giving advice due to interaction restrictions by chemical and material.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 #5

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    Zinc Sulphate powder
     
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    We have moss like you would not believe in the Northwest. Zinc strips work OK. Zinc Sulphate powder (moss-b-ware, moss out) works also. Generally the best idea is to kill it with zinc powder or a weak solution of bleach. then after a few months when it is all brown sweep it off, or use a garden hose (if you can walk on the roof) if it is too steep then most of it will come off in the rain.
    Be carefull
    Don't be the guy who falls off his roof and is killed or maimed because of moss
     
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    Good thinking on Health and Safety maters, here is a link to one of my articles

    http://www.roof-repairs-uk.co.uk/how-to-stay-safe-while-repairing-your-roof.html
     

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