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Roof Moss - Leaks & Loss of Your Homeowner's Ins Port Orford, OR 97465
In the Pacific Northwest moss growing on your roof can affect the water tight integrity of your roof and if it gets too bad your insurance company may cancel your insurance policy or refuse to renew your homeowner's insurance until the moss is properly removed and the roof is inspected (FYI - Insurance companies will periodically check homes that they have insured).
As in any home maintenance or repair project, if you have any questions consult a professional. For your information, I have provided some roof maintenance tips below.
An ounce of prevention ... The best prevention for roof moss is copper ridge and hip caps. They are expensive but they work.
If you ask around about a roof moss problem some people will tell you that a mild laundry detergent will kill the moss. However, it would be more accurate to say that the zinc phosphate in the detergent kills the moss and there are better chemical solutions than laundry detergent. For example, a soap-based treatment called Moss Aside (see and I have also heard people recommend Lilly Miller Moss Out, or Worry-Free Moss.
If you have moss growing on your roof you should follow a 3 step procedure:
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