How Do I Remove Moss From My Roof Shingles?

Apr 09, 2020

Remove Moss From Roof ShinglesMoss—it’s a beautiful sight in a forest, but less so when it starts growing on your roof shingles. And moss on your roof is more than just an eyesore; it can be incredibly damaging to your shingles. It can cause your shingles to crack, pull apart, or curl, which can lead to major issues down the road. That’s why it’s crucial to remove moss from your roof when you see it growing.

To get rid of moss from your roof shingles, you’ll need a heavy-duty sprayer that can reach the top of your home. For the cleaning solution, you’ll need chlorine bleach and water. Here are the steps:

  1. Combine water and bleach into your sprayer. This should be a 1:1 ratio.
  2. Spray this solution onto your roof, paying close attention to the mossy areas.
  3. Let the solution sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse the solution off your roof with water.

You may need to repeat this treatment a few times to loosen the moss. After rinsing down the roof, you can use a leaf blower to remove any moss that’s lingering around.

Owens Corning® Roofs From Byers

If the moss on your home’s roof has begun to damage its shingles, then it’s time to call in the pros at Byers for a roof replacement. That’s a project we can confidently take care of for you. We install Owens Corning® shingle roofs that are so technologically advanced, they actually defend against algae and moss growth. With StreakFighter™ Protection, your new roof will resist algae and moss growth and be an exceptionally low-maintenance product.

Contact Byers today if you’d like to schedule a free consultation for a roof replacement. We serve homeowners throughout Southern California.