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Moss on Roof

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by qwerty10000, 28 Feb 2006.

  1. qwerty10000

    qwerty10000

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    Hi,

    I have a 3 bed semi and have alot of moss only on one side of our roof. It is constantly going into the gutter and blocking it and falling onto the decking.

    Is there a way to clean it off and treat the roof so it doesn't grow back. Do people do this as I don't fancy getting on the roof!

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  2. Mick Leek

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    Hi,

    I have a simular problem. Yours must be a north facing roof, little or no sun. I did read an earlier post on here the other day that suggested laying a piece of solid copper wire at the highest point.

    Apparantly when it rains, the copper produces copper sulfate or something along those lines that kills the moss :eek:

    Look through a few earlier posts on here and im sure you will find it.. Failing the copper wire trick, it a case of spraying your roof once a year with some type or herbicide..

    Sorry cant be more helpful

    Ah here you go... Knew i had seen it somewhere here is the link to an earlier post

    http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=42569

    Mick
     
  3. Mw Roofline

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    Where do u live Qwerty?
     
  4. qwerty10000

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    north east
     
  5. Mw Roofline

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    Anglian windows do a national roof cleaning service, may be worth a quote. We do midlands area only , shame really as we can beat any quote.

    Good luck!
     
  6. qwerty10000

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    how much (roughly) would you charge for a mid size 3 bed semi just so I would have an idea when I ring someone

    thanks
     
  7. Mw Roofline

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    Between £280 and £400 depending on access.
     
  8. Nige F

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    That sounds fair....is it just a pressure clean .or treatment, or what....just interested as I`m down South
     
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    Its a pressure clean Nige with a light coating of sealant afterwards.
     
  10. steveb1964

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    when you say pressure clean will that disturb the roof tiles?

    Thanks
     
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    As long as you aim the jet in a downwards motion spraying down the roof, the tiles dont move. :)
     
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    Moss and lichen can not be killed, only surpressed by killing the current growth but this does not kill sporse.
    A good roof cleaner will charge £4.50 per meter and include re-pointing the ridge tiles and replacing broken tiles (up to a given number). Treatment can then take place followed if you wish by a coloured sealant. There are a lot of roof coaters around, some crazy money others reasonable, but the applicators have to be good.
    £18-25 a meter is about right for the whole job and is not really a DIY job.
     
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  14. Peter151

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    What copper wire do i use?
    2.5 earthing wire or maybe lighting conducter might lay better.
    Has anyone done this and did it work,
    This sounds more permanant then treating with moss killer every couple of years,
     
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    MossGo will do it £40.00 enough for a fair size house spray it and leave it no pressure washing needed

    www.mossgo.co.uk
     
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