Do you remember the scene in Home Alone, when Kevin McCallister, the main character, says “This is my house; I have to defend it”? When it comes to rampant moss growth on your very own roof, we think that you should approach the situation with a similar attitude as Kevin’s. Of course, you won’t be fighting off hilariously dumb B-list criminals in a slapstick-like fashion, but roof moss does present a slowly growing threat to you and your family. By progressively eating away at your roof, roof moss could, eventually, leave you without a sturdy roof over your head — and that’s just unacceptable.

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That’s why our roof moss treatment experts here at offer some practical tips to address the moss growth situation on your own. Now, the severity of roof moss growth (commonly referred to as roof algae as well) varies, and if the moss or algae on top of your roof has grown to the point that Santa refuses to land his sleigh on it, rest assured that you can always call in the experts.

With safe and biodegradable liquid moss treatment services in the greater Seattle area — including communities like Bremerton, Olympia, Bainbridge Island, Silverdale, and Tacoma — can handle any roof moss removal job that gets out of hand. Contact us today for a free estimate!

First Things First: Remove Shade Out Of The Equation

Shade provides moss with an environment in which it flourishes. By allowing the seldom-seen-but-much-appreciated Northwest sun to shine onto your roof, moss should stop in its tracks, and if anything, slowly start to die off. However, this will not outright eliminate the problem.

Consider removing any trees or branches that cover your roof, or remove any bushes or plants that are blocking the sun from reaching your roof. Again, this will only go so far because it’s not very sunny in the Pacific Northwest to begin with.

Create An Acidic Environment

You can mix some naturally-acidic sprays to apply to your roof with common household items. The idea is to create an acidic environment with a pH level at or below 4. Consider mixing water with white distilled vinegar (or apple cider vinegar), orange juice, lemon juice, or even tomato juice. Do bear in mind, however, that applying this solution directly to your roof moss can also erode other surfaces including your shingles. Make sure that the mixture is thoroughly diluted.

Create A Basic Environment

Shooting for a pH level of 7 or above can also inhibit moss growth. Moss typically thrives in a pH environment of around 5.0-5.5 or 6.0, so choosing to increase the basicness of the environment should help. Try mixing water with baking soda, salt, soap, or baking powder for a natural solution.

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