How can I get rid of moss on the roof?
Chartered surveyor John Conlin tackles the problem of mossy tiles.
While it may add some rustic charm, moss on a roof can cause problems including blocked gutters.
One slope of our clay tiled roof always has moss growing on it which is then dislodged, rolls down and blocks the gutter.
I have tried spraying weedkiller without success – is there a solution?
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Copper salts will deter the growth of moss. Have strips of copper secured by tucking the ends beneath the overlap between rows of tiles near the top of the roof leaving as much of the strip as possible exposed.
Rain will pick up and carry copper salts in solution down the roof.
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