mold on roof

clairdo2June 12, 2006

Our shingle roof has greenish stuff on it. It looks like some kind of mold. DH thinks it comes from the trees.Does anyone know how to remove that ?

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sheilajoyce_gw

It is a plant. I read somewhere that you need to use a weed spray. It is a moss. Your roof is too damp and shaded.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 3:09AM
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jejvtr

solution of bleach hot water, some scrubing and rinse rinse rinse
A power washer may do the trick to - but if not done right will leave roof streaky

Are there trees overhanging the roof that may be the culprit

    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 12:33AM
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mikie_gw

Moss B Ware, at homedepot ?

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.winroof.com/moss.html

    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 6:37PM
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breenthumb

No scrubbing or powerwash! You don't want to remove the agregate (those small grainy particles) or your roof will be shot. Bleach and water should kill it. May take more than one application. And remember to protect whatever may be growing under downspout from runoff. Check out other home repair forums on GW or talk to roofing people. Hope its not too late. Sandy

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 1:12AM
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mikie_gw

Alkaline part of bleach, supposedly isn't a good thing to put on asphalt type roofing or concrete tile roofs as it ruins the 'tar' paper. I've read that somewhere - I don't have the hands on experience. I do have some extra expensive fancy new roofing... maybe I could experiment.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2006 at 10:49AM
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vlys

On "Ask This Old House" Ron Silva installed
Zinc strips underneath the roof shingles to
prevent mold from regrowing.
He first sprayed the roof with diluted bleach & water (don't forget to cover plants & hedges).

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 1:42PM
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