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How to remove moss from your asphalt shingle roof

There are several methods for DIY moss removal that you can do right from home. Before you do, make sure that. you are using all the proper safety gear such as eye protection, roof tie offs, and gloves. Also make sure your ladder is positioned firmly with as little wiggle as possible. There are hundreds of reported deaths every year from ladder incidents.


Once you've got all the right protection, you can get started with the following methods:

  1. Use a roof rake or a broom with a long handle to gently remove as much of the moss as possible. Be sure to wear protective gear, such as gloves and eye protection, and be careful not to damage the roofing material.

  2. Mix a solution of water, pool shock, and a small amount of liquid dish soap in a bucket. Use a soft-bristled brush or a sponge to apply the solution to the moss, working it into the surface of the moss to loosen it. Let the solution sit for a few hours or overnight before rinsing it off with a garden hose.

  3. Use a commercial moss remover product according to the manufacturer's instructions. These products typically contain chemicals that are designed to kill the moss and help to loosen it from the surface of the roof.

  4. Consider hiring a professional to clean the roof. A professional will have the necessary tools and experience to safely and effectively remove the moss from your roof.

Regardless of the method you choose, be sure to follow all safety precautions and use caution when working on the roof. If you are not comfortable or are unsure about how to properly remove the moss, it is recommended to hire a professional to do the job for you.


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