No More Moss

The Cottage roof is growing moss.

The Cottage roof is situated under lots of trees causing moss.

I thought we would have to clean it but more research gave a different idea.

The pale line just under the top row of shingles is a zinc strip.

Instead of making application of a moss remover Sug’s contractor added a zinc strip on both sides of the roof.

This side has a zinc strip also which is barely visible.

As rainwater washes over the zinc it both deters new growth and removes old moss.

Some of the moss on our property is rare and interesting but we don’t want it on the roof.

Chemistry. Hmm.

Do you have a favorite chemical reaction?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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