Getting Rid Of Roof Moss
Sometimes an outdoor moss is not a decorating feature but a tiresome and dangerous thing that grows and expands really fast. Usually getting rid of roof moss will require hiring a professional, which means spending a lot of money. However, there is a budget way of removing roof moss, but it will be quite a tiresome activity as you have to climb up the roof and get rid of moss practically by hand.
Removing Roof Moss
Green Moss On Roof, Portland
If you are still not convinced about why you should remove the roof moss, as it seems so romantic and fairy tale-like, here is something you need to know: roof moss destroys your roof and eventually you will need to replace it all together. The threat is even more real if your roof is made from wood. So, what actions do you need to take in order to remove the roof moss all at once? There are several options so let’s review some of them.
Oxygen Bleach Method
This method is good because the oxygen bleach doesn’t harm the garden plants but affects only moss or roof algae. You need to mix oxygen bleach powder with water following the instruction of the manufacturer. Then you need to apply the solution to the troubled spots on the roof and leave it there for 20 minutes. The last step includes scrubbing the roof and rinsing it to get rid of roof moss.
Chlorine Bleach Method
Make a mixture from 4 3/4 quarts hot water, 1 cup chlorine bleach, 1 cup liquid laundry detergent and 1/4 cup trisodium phosphate. Now, some suggest spraying the solution onto the troubled spots, while others indicate that the roof should be thoroughly wetted with it. It is important to know that chlorine bleach can harm other plants, so you need to be really careful about that. Don’t let the bleach be on your roof longer than 15 minutes and remove it with water.
If the mentioned above methods don’t help with removing the roof moss, you can use fungicide. When applying the fungicide to the roof, make sure to wear the protective rubber gloves and long pants for skin protection.