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How Your Ridge Vent Can Eliminate Roof Moss

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    LESLIE: All the way out to Oregon now, where Chris listens on KWRO. How can we help?

    CHRIS: Hi. I like your show. (laughing)

    TOM: Thank you.

    LESLIE: Thank you so much. What’s so funny, Chris?

    CHRIS: Got off work and I’m in my driveway. (laughter)

    TOM: Do you have a driveway question or how can we help you?

    CHRIS: It’s a tough question.

    TOM: Alright.

    CHRIS: I have moss on my roof and I think I’d heard on your show, quite a while back, that you could use copper flashing and run it along the top or something like that …

    TOM: Yep. Mm-hmm. Yeah.

    CHRIS: … and the minerals in it would help reduce or eliminate the moss on the roof. Is that right?

    LESLIE: Well, absolutely. Except you wouldn’t want to use flashing. You would want to use a ridge vent. It could actually be copper or nickel. And putting that along the ridge line will – anytime it rains, you’ll see strips of like little strokes of cleanliness, almost, on your roof of where the minerals in that copper or in that nickel are reacting to that moss or mildew growth. And it will actually do a really good job of combating it once you clean it. You know, give it a good clean and then use that in addition.

    TOM: Yeah, kind of to maintain it.

    CHRIS: That’ll be great. It’ll keep me off my roof a little bit more often. (chuckling)

    TOM: OK. (chuckling)

    CHRIS: Well thank you. I appreciate it.

    TOM: Alright, Chris. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT. 888-666-3974. This is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show.

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