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Expert Tips for Removing Moss from Your Shingles

Are you tired of moss taking over your roof and causing damage to your shingles? At Journeyman Exteriors, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy roof to protect your home. In this guide, we'll walk you through effective methods to remove moss from your shingles, ensuring the longevity and durability of your roof.

by Kelsi Waible | April 10, 2024 | Roofing

Why Moss Removal Matters:

Moss not only compromises the aesthetic appeal of your roof but can also lead to serious issues if left unchecked. It retains moisture, which can accelerate shingle deterioration and even cause structural damage over time. By proactively removing moss, you can safeguard your investment and prevent costly repairs down the road.

Effective Moss Removal Techniques:

  1. Safety Precautions: Before you start, ensure you have appropriate safety gear, including gloves, goggles, and non-slip footwear. Also, make sure your ladder is secure if you need to climb onto the roof.

  2. Manual Removal: Start by manually removing as much moss as possible using a stiff brush or a scraper. Be gentle to avoid damaging the shingles.

  3. Chemical Treatment: There are various moss-killing solutions available in the market. Look for a product specifically designed for moss removal from roofs. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Typically, you'll mix the solution with water and spray it onto the affected areas. Allow the solution to sit for the recommended time to kill the moss.

  4. Rinsing: After the solution has had time to work, rinse the roof thoroughly with a garden hose or pressure washer. Use low pressure to avoid damaging the shingles.

  5. Preventive Measures: To prevent moss from regrowing, consider installing zinc or copper strips along the ridge of your roof. When it rains, these metals release ions that inhibit moss growth. Additionally, trimming overhanging branches and keeping the roof clean of debris can help prevent moss from returning.

  6. Regular Maintenance: Keep an eye on your roof and remove any moss that starts to grow back promptly. Regular maintenance can help prevent extensive moss growth and prolong the life of your shingles.

  7. Professional Help: If you're not comfortable working on your roof or if the moss growth is extensive, it's best to hire a professional roofing contractor who has the expertise and equipment to safely remove the moss.

Safety Tips:

  • Prioritize safety by wearing non-slip shoes and using a sturdy ladder when accessing your roof.

  • Avoid using pressure washers, as they can damage shingles and force water underneath, leading to leaks.

  • If you're unsure about tackling moss removal yourself, don't hesitate to enlist the help of roofing professionals like Journeyman Exteriors.


Don't let moss wreak havoc on your roof. With the right techniques and a proactive approach, you can effectively remove moss from your shingles and protect the integrity of your home. At Journeyman Exteriors, we specialize in roofing repair and replacement services in Clark and Cowlitz County, WA. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and keep your roof moss-free for years to come!

Here's why homeowners choose us:

  1. Local Expertise: With years of experience, we understand the unique challenges and requirements of roofing projects in this area.

  2. Quality Workmanship: Our team consists of skilled professionals committed to delivering top-notch workmanship using premium materials and industry-best practices.

  3. Personalized Solutions: We work closely with each client to understand their needs and preferences, offering tailored solutions that align with their budget and aesthetic preferences.

  4. Transparent Pricing: At Journeyman Exteriors, we believe in transparency. We provide detailed quotes upfront, ensuring there are no surprises during the project.

  5. Customer Satisfaction: Your satisfaction is our priority. We strive to exceed your expectations at every stage of the project, from initial consultation to project completion.

Get Started Today!

Ready to embark on your roof replacement journey? Contact Journeyman Exteriors today for a free consultation and estimate to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment. Let us help you achieve a durable, aesthetically pleasing roof that enhances the value and curb appeal of your home.

Don't delay securing your home's protection and beauty. Trust Journeyman Exteriors to deliver exceptional roofing solutions tailored to your needs. Contact us today and experience the difference of working with a reliable, customer-focused roofing contractor.

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