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Old 08-15-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I dont really do much with roof cleaning, but I have noticed on my home, that it is covered in quite a lot of moss. There are no trees near by and my friend say moss could be an indication of damp problem.

Can anyone shead any light?
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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Moss loves humid conditions, this link might help http://www.roof-repairs-uk.co.uk/cleaning-moss-off-your-roof.html
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:32 AM   #3
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Is there any water resource around your roof? Water is mandatory for Moss.
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Humidity or near by water resources are the main reason for creation of moss, which many a times gives a dull look to any well built home. That is why solution with kits are there in the market to wipe out moss from our rooftop with ease & Janitorial Supply offers the best roof cleaner that too with pretty reasonable rate
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Using a flexible leaf rake to remove moss, providing the raking is done gently, may be easier than brushing. Debris on the roof after raking off moss can make it more difficult to see the actual condition of the shingles. Also, raking leaves more loose debris on the roof that may need to be gently washed off with a garden hose. Otherwise the debris will wash down and clog roof gutters.Moss causes damage to roofing materials in a few ways. First, it holds water against your roof's surface, which can cause rotting. Water trapped by moss can also crack and pull apart your roof's shingles as it freezes and thaws. The moss can even damage your roof directly-- it prefers to grow near the edges of shingles, which puts it in the perfect position to pry the shingles apart as it grows and expands.Experts recommend that you take steps to control moss as soon as you see discoloration on your roof.
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Hi, I strongly recommend getting a gutter cleaner to come and remove the moss and dirt. If gutters get clogged or blocked it prevents water rain to flow from the downpipes which may result in water damages to the foundations of your building.

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Moss growing on any roof surface will be harsher on roof parts that area shaded and exposed to occasionally moist cool weather conditions. It may one of the most causes of roof damage, so there is need to cleaning it out from roof surface by getting help of experience roof cleaning company. They have best equipment or tools that are able to clean roof surface without any damage on roof.
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For moss you can spread out bleaching powder over it after cleaning the moss.
I think this might help.
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Spray the roof with a mixture of 3.5%-4.0% SH and a good surfactant.

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Old 12-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #10
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There are tons of DIY roof cleaning vids on Youtube. Type in removing moss from roof.. Unless the roof has a unsafe pitch, at that point I would call in a pro
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There are tons of DIY roof cleaning vids on Youtube. Type in removing moss from roof.. Unless the roof has a unsafe pitch, at that point I would call in a pro
That's great advice. Stay off the roof!!
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Spray the roof with a mixture of 3.5%-4.0% SH and a good surfactant.

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+1 Also, once the SH is applied, the moss will turn white and that is an indication that it is dead. It will take some time before the roots turn brittle and detatch from the shingles. Once this happens, mother nature should be able to remove it (wind, rain).
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+1 Also, once the SH is applied, the moss will turn white and that is an indication that it is dead. It will take some time before the roots turn brittle and detatch from the shingles. Once this happens, mother nature should be able to remove it (wind, rain).
Love watching it turn white!
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Also, this time of year (dry days) you need to first hydrate the moss before spraying it.
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bleach and a good surfactant like Roof Snot or even Gain. Might also want to try raking what you can off first.
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The growth of moss on your roof is more than an unsightly blemish that detracts from the appeal of your home. Moss is a nuisance that threatens the integrity of your home and the health of you and your family. The shingles on your roof offer an ideal environment for moss and algae to grow because it is an area of your home that is moist and humid, which when combined with the indirect sunlight of shade from trees, allows moss to thrive. The accumulation of leaves from the trees and other organic debris that collect on your roof give moss the necessary nutrients to grow.
Moss holds water on the surface of your roof like a sponge and, over time, the shingles crack and pull apart as the water freezes and thaws, allowing water to leak in and rot your roof. In addition, because moss flourishes near the edge of shingles, it can pry the shingles apart as it expands.
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I think, there might be some cracks on your roof, these narrow places plus to humidity cause moss growth, you should fill these cracks and you can use pressure washer for cleaning them. it is the best tool. the water jet can penetrate all cracks and take them out
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To prevent moss from returning, cut back any limbs that overhang the roof, or install strips of copper or zinc along the ridge. Since the treatment for moss is similar to that for algae stains, refer to our article on How to Remove and Prevent Algae Stains on Asphalt Shingle Roofs for more details.
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Careful, I suggest dealing with it ASAP. Roof cleaning may cost money, but getting a new roof is 10x more. You can also do it yourself if your that kind of person, it's not that difficult. Just google how
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Hii,
Its a usual thing for moss to get on roof it may be due to humidity or some climatic changes...and you can do it yourself to get it cleaned...better than going with any professional help

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