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How can I control moss growing on my roof?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 12, 2012 01:00 AM
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I have moss starting to grow around some of the asphalt shingles on the north-facing roof of my house in Richmond, Virginia. It is still contained enough that I think I can take care of it myself, but I can see what is going to happen by looking at a neighbor's house if I ignore it. I have read about some methods of abatement, but none of them address the environmental impact or possible harm to the shingles themselves. I expect to have the roof for at least five more years before I replace it.




 

 

I have moss starting to grow around some of the asphalt shingles on the north-facing roof of my house in Richmond, Virginia. It is still contained enough that I think I can take care of it myself, but I can see what is going to happen by looking at a neighbor's house if I ignore it. I have read about some methods of abatement, but none of them address the environmental impact or possible harm to the shingles themselves. I expect to have the roof for at least five more years before I replace it.

Pressure washing lightly will remove the moss without damaging the shingles. Make sure to spray down the slope not up or you may cause a leak.

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