Furry, cozy, and lush, those green patches of moss on your rooftop may make your home look charming and rustic, but they are actually bad news for your roof. Green moss on a roof can be the stuff nightmares are made of if not dealt with in a timely manner. If left untreated, those green furry clumps of moss will cause your roof to degrade. This is not only true for roofs with asphalt or wood shingles but also for those made from concrete, clay, or metal. Moss will drastically shorten the lifespan of your roof. At Reflection of Perfection, we’ve helped many property owners do away with moss and secure the integrity of their roofs. We will discuss the best way to remove moss from a roof.
Tips for the Best Way to Clean Moss Off a Roof
- Get Rid of All Loose Moss
Getting rid of all loose moss when starting out will help to speed up the cleaning process. A hose and a long-handled soft-bristled brush are adequate for this. Simply hose down the areas with moss to loosen the moss and gently use your brush to remove the loose clumps of moss from the roof. You should start from the top of the roof and work downward.
Avoid trying to scrape the moss off the roof. This could result in the shingles breaking, cracking, ripping or wearing out faster.
- Soak the roof with cleaning solutions
The best way to kill moss on a roof is not by scraping or ripping the moss off the roof but by using a chemical agent to kill the moss. This is because moss has spores that will remain on the roof even after you clear the clumps. The moss will be re-established over time.
The best way to kill moss on a roof is by using a commercial cleaning solution. Search for a solution that is compatible with the material used to make your roof. The best solutions get rid of more than just moss. They will also help you to get rid of algae, mildew, mold, and other organic matter that could bring about damage to your roof. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the application of the solution on the roof.
- Cover the landscape
Whether you’re using a DIY cleanser or a commercial cleaning solution to kill moss on your roof, it is important to note that these solutions can damage sensitive plants. They can also cause damage to pathways, decks, and siding. They can cause these outdoor surfaces to be discolored or begin to wear out more quickly.
Be sure to cover exterior surfaces and your greenery with plastic sheets before you start cleaning the roof. This will ensure that they are protected from spills of chemical cleansers from the roof.
- Schedule your cleaning for a cloudy day
It is best to schedule your clean for an overcast day. If you clean the roof on a sunny day, the cleaning solution will evaporate too quickly. It will therefore not be effective at killing the moss on the roof. If you clean on a rainy day, the rain will wash the cleaning solution off the roof before it can kill the moss. The best way to clean moss off the roof is by waiting for an overcast day with minimal wind and no danger of precipitation. This will allow the cleaning solution to work as it was designed to.
- Hire a professional roof moss removal service
Moss removal can seem like a simple task. However, many homeowners soon discover that it is more involved and risky than they imagined. The risk of falling and suffering serious injuries is high. You also have to invest in the right equipment and cleaning solutions to get the job done. This can be time-consuming and expensive.
The best way to remove moss from a roof is by hiring a professional roof moss removal service. The team at Reflection of Perfection will handle every aspect of the moss removal so you don’t have to. We will supply the cleaning solution and equipment. Our team adheres to the highest standards of safety to ensure safety on the site.
Contact Reflection of Perfection to have your roof cleaned and protect your property.