By and large, it is north-facing Somerset roofing regions that receive little sunshine that is moss-prone—even more so when the temperature is chilly and moist. However, even in humid conditions, roof surfaces that receive. Even a little amount of direct sunshine each day may remain moss-free. It is more likely to be found on roof regions that are shaded virtually all of the time. Such as those beneath dense tree canopies.
Roof moss begins as a fine green coating that is visible only from low angles. This thin layer above the tiles eventually develops and becomes wider, thicker, and mat-like in appearance. Moss can also grow between the cracks between the shingles and around the shingles’ edges, as they are frequently shadowed.
Before You Begin There are two primary types of moss-killing products: dry powder and liquid
Powdered sugar Moss
Powdered sugar Moss killers are administered by dusting the powder in many parallel lines along the house’s crest, roughly 2 to 4 feet apart. When it rains, the water is absorbed by the powder and flows down toward the eaves. The moss should die after approximately a week.
Dry powder moss killers need you to climb onto the roof and assess the moss infestation before application. This enables you to ascertain the degree of the problem and plan the subsequent eradication approach.
Liquid moss killer
The liquid moss killer is contained in a container that connects to a garden hose and is incorporated into the flowing water. Liquid moss killers cover the Somerset Roofers more uniformly than dry powders, and their application allows you to remain on the ground. If the water spray from the ground does not reach the peak of the roof, you can spray while standing on a ladder. While the application process may be simpler than with dry powders, the roof will still need to be mounted afterward to remove the dead moss.
Because it’s tough to keep track of your progress while spraying the roof, it’s helpful to mentally divide the roof into sections and spray each piece before going on to the next. Additionally, it helps to begin with a dry roof.
There are several moss killer products available on the market. They are frequently available at home centers and online stores.
Advanced Biodegradable Moss & Algae Killer & Cleaner
It was formerly offered under the Bayer name, is a liquid formulation comprised of potassium salts of fatty acids and inert chemicals. In comparison to zinc-based moss killers, this solution is said to be non-corrosive to metal vents and gutters. The spray nozzle produces a uniform, easy-to-apply stream.
Moss B Ware is composed of 99 percent zinc sulfate monohydrate, a well-established moss killer and repellent. This product’s low cost and widespread availability are significant advantages. If you prefer liquid treatments, you may dilute this dry product with water at a rate of 3 pounds per 5 to 10 gallons of water, which is sufficient to eradicate moss from a 600-square-foot area.
Lilly Miller’s Moss Out
It contains 99 percent zinc sulfate monohydrate. Moss Out! has the same active components as Moss B Ware, but the texture and delivery mechanism are different. Moss Off! is less powdery and granular than Moss B Ware, making it simpler to shake out onto the roof.
Scott’s Moss-Ex is another liquid solution comprised of fatty acid potassium salts and inert substances. Although it is primarily marketed for use on lawn mosses, it will also work on roof moss. A single bottle treats approximately 600 square feet.
Moss killer is effective at any time of year but is commonly used in the early fall when the sun sets and moss begins to grow. Moss removal must occur after the moss has died completely, which might take up to a month.