Home and Garden

Sunlight is homeowners’ best tool to fight moss

Moss is inevitable in the Pacific Northwest, where seasonal rain keeps it flourishing. Photo Provided by Kym Pokorny

Chronicle news service

CORVALLIS – In the moist Pacific Northwest, moss on roofs is inevitable.
The ubiquitous plant clings to shingles, causing damage that can lead to expensive repairs and replacements.
There's nothing to be done about the moisture, but moss also needs shade to grow. The key to keeping it at bay is to trim trees so sunlight filters to the surface of the roof.
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