If you have moss growing on your roof, you may wonder if there is any way you can safely remove it to prevent damage and restore the beauty of your roof. If so, use the following three-step guide to naturally removing moss on your roof using household ingredients.
Step 1: Mix Your Natural Moss Killing Solution
The first step involves mixing a solution made from household ingredients into a formula to kill moss. The solution uses white distilled vinegar and lemon juice, both of which are highly acidic. As the acids in the ingredients soak into the roots, they kill the moss top to bottom.
To make your solution, mix together four cups of vinegar and a cup of bottle lemon juice in a small bucket. Then, pour the solution in a spray bottle attachment for your garden hose up to the recommended level for the container. Then, go on to the second step.
Step 2: Spray Your Roof With The Cleaner
In this step, you will be spraying your roof with the cleaning solution. Cover the entire roof, even if you do not see any moss growth. There may be some growth you cannot see.
Attach your bottle to the garden hose, and adjust the nozzle to a medium stream. Then, saturate your roof. If you no longer smell a strong vinegar odor, refill the bottle, and continue.
Let the solution soak in for about an hour. Then, go on to the next step.
Step 3: Thoroughly Rinse Your Roof
After allowing the solution soak into the moss growth, it is time to rinse your roof thoroughly. You do not want to leave the vinegar and lemon juice on your roof too long, as it may break down the structure of the shingles.
To rinse the roof, you will need either a pressure washer or a garden hose nozzle that has a strong stream. While rinsing the roof with medium-high pressure, you will also be removing any dead moss.
Check your roof in about a week to see if there any of the remaining moss has withered and died. If so, you can repeat the rinse.
If you still see living moss, repeat this treatment in two weeks.
After using this treatment, you should start seeing a decline in the amount of moss on your roof. If you still see a lot of moss or you would prefer professional help, you may want to contact a service that specializes in cleaning roofs to find out more info.