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Get Rid of Roof Moss and Mildew

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    LESLIE: Roy in Poughkeepsie, New York is calling in about roof moss. Tell us what’s going on at your money pit.

    ROY: Well, I have a problem of roof moss on my garage roof that seems to be somewhat shadowed by a section of the house. There aren’t any trees that’s giving me the problem.

    TOM: OK.

    ROY: And I understand that you do recommend the copper strip along the leading edge of the roof and that’s probably the best route to take. However, in a previous program, you mentioned a solution, I believe, that you could apply. And I can’t remember, for the life of me, the name of that solution and I wonder if you might be able to recall that and give it to me.

    TOM: Certainly. It would have been Wet & Forget. It’s a moss, mildew and algae remover.

    ROY: Wet & Forget.

    TOM: Wet & Forget. Their website is WetAndForget.com. And it works really well. It’s a concentrate. You mix it up; I think it’s about one part Wet & Forget and about five parts water. And you apply it, you let it sit, it does its job and you rinse it off. And that will actually kill the moss that’s there.

    ROY: Yeah.

    TOM: But unless you do it on a somewhat regular basis, it’ll come back.

    LESLIE: It’s just going to keep coming back.

    ROY: Yeah.

    TOM: And in your case, since it’s physically being caused by the shadow of the house, it’s kind of going to be something you’re going to have to live with.

    ROY: Yeah.

    TOM: But if you do that – and also, if you think about laying in a small piece of copper flashing up against the house …

    LESLIE: Mm-hmm. Or nickel.

    TOM: Or nickel, right up against the house. That metal will release every time it rains and kind of work as a regular mildicide.

    ROY: Right up against the house, is that right? Mm-hmm.

    TOM: Alright. Does that help you out?

    ROY: Yes. Thank you very much. I certainly appreciate your show and I wish you and yours a happy new year.

    TOM: Thank you so much.

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