LESLIE: Margaret in Kansas is on the line with a question about how to remove moss from roof. What’s going on at your money pit?
MARGARET: What I wanted to ask, please, is how to remove moss on a tile roof without going on it, because it – our roof is steep and we had our tile roof at another house one time and we moved. And apparently, the person went up on the roof and he had to have a whole new roof put on. And everybody up where we are, up on the mountain up here, has quite a few tile roofs. And we all want to know how – without walking on it and breaking them.
TOM: So you can apply a mildicide from the ground without actually walking on the tile or maybe from a ladder with an applicator. And there’s a variety of products out there to remove moss from roof. One that we like is called Spray & Forget, because it’s just that easy to use. You basically soak the roof down with this stuff and then it starts to kill off the mold and the moss and the mildew and the lichen. And eventually, it will release from the roof itself and just – it seems like the roof just cleans itself from that point forward. And that can be applied from the ladder so that you don’t have to actually walk on it.
MARGARET: Mm-hmm. OK, so you just use something that can spray it up? Because they say if you spray up, that it can get under the tile. Rather you should spray down. So that confused me.
TOM: Well, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. You’re not going to – it’s not like you’re going to put a whole lot of water up on there. But I think if you – it’s going to naturally drain down once you get up there high enough.
You can use a pump-up garden sprayer, which you can get a good 15 foot of spray out of that to remove moss from roof.
TOM: Or you could use – there are different types of applicators that they sell where basically – there’s one where the hose actually connects up to the bottle itself. And so that once you just kind of carry the hose up there and turn on the applicator, it just mixes the Spray & Forget right in with it.
MARGARET: Well, can I purchase that in Canada?
TOM: I’m sure you can. And if not, you can certainly buy it online and have it shipped there.
LESLIE: There’s probably a special formulation for Canada. I know when we filmed up there, there were certain things we could get, as far as what types of paints and opposing things that we could get in the States. So I’m sure there’s a formulation that you can find up there.
MARGARET: Very good. I’m just thrilled with you guys. I’d be lost without you. Thank you. Bye-bye.