How to Get Rid of Moss on Your Roof

Living in a part of the country that gets a lot of humidity and moisture may be fun because you know that you'll never dry out, but all of that moisture can lead to a host of problems on your house including things like mold and moss. If you have noticed that when you drive by your house that you see some moss growing on the shingles, you may think "How am I going to get rid of it?" Well, lucky for you, this article has a few ways that you can get rid of it and keep your roof intact. Ready to learn more? Read on. 

Moss Killer Solution for Roofs

An easy thing to use on your roof is a moss killer solution that's specifically designed for roofs. The great thing about these types of solutions is that you usually dilute them a little bit with water, mix them in a spray bottle and spray them on your shingles. This solution is safe, easy to use, and useful. If you notice that after a day or two that the moss still looks like it's flourishing, then try spraying on another coat of the solution so that it really penetrates into the moss and kills it off. 


Another thing that you can do is use bleach. Bleach is great at killing off all types of greenery, and as long as you mix 50 percent with water, you should be good to go. Usually, with a bleach solution, you will only have to spray it once, and it will all die off. 

Baking Soda

One thing to know about moss killer is that although it's really effective, it can kill just about everything else it comes in contact with. For instance, if some of it falls off your roof and gets on your bushes, those bushes will more than likely die. So, a safer solution would be to put some baking soda on it. You can either make a baking soda and water solution and put it on the moss, or you can sprinkle some baking soda directly onto it, and it should dry it up. 

You may be tempted to grab your power washer and go to town to get rid of all of that moss on your roof, but it will only tear off shingles and cause more damage in the process. Instead, use the tips or contact roofing services if you have lots of moss on your roof.