Your roof is one of the biggest investments you will make in your home. It protects you from the elements, and protects your home from budget-busting water damage. But ugly growths such as black algae can seriously mar your roof’s appearance, leaving those disgusting black streaks you see on so many roofs. Green algae, mold and mildew can also ruin your roof’s appearance. If lichen or moss invade your roof, though, they can actually cause damage that can lead to costly repairs or leaks. Don’t let these growths spoil your roof! Read on to discover the 4 reasons Wet & Forget Outdoor is your roof’s best friend, and protect your investment.
1. Wipes Out Black Algae
If your home has ugly black streaks running down it, or black splotches that make it look like someone rubbed soot on the shingles, black algae is probably the culprit.
Black algae has a protective capsule that gives it its dark color and protects it from the sun’s rays. That’s why black algae can thrive even in the brightest places, such as the top of your roof. Bleaching the black algae requires scrubbing and can corrode your downspouts, and cleaning your roof with a pressure washer runs the risk of loosening shingles or knocking the rain gutter loose.
Wet & Forget Outdoor wipes out black algae with no scrubbing, bleaching or pressure washing needed. Its gentle formula works with the wind and rain to kill and clean away black algae over time, leaving your roof looking gorgeous. Better yet, unlike bleach or pressure washing, Wet & Forget Outdoor continues working to keep black algae away for a year or more in most cases. Wet & Forget Outdoor also gets rid of green algae, which can grow on shady areas of your roof.
So if “fix black streaks on roof” is on your honey-do list, Wet & Forget Outdoor is the answer!
2. Rescues Your Roof from Damaging Moss
Moss on your roof is much more than an eyesore, though. Moss tends to grow around the edges of shingles, and can actually work its way underneath and cause shingles to lift awaw from the roof’s membrane, leading to leaks. Moss’s root-like structures also burrow into the shingles, causing permanent pitting and making asphalt shingles shed their granules.
Don’t let damaging moss get a foothold on your roof! Wet & Forget Outdoor removes moss with no scrubbing, bleaching or pressure washing needed, and keeps it away for a year or more in most cases.
3. Defeats Ugly Lichen and Slimy Mold & Mildew
Lichen is a stubborn, scaly growth that comes in just about any color. Lichen can be hard to get rid of, and it can cause damage to the surface of some types of shingles.
“Mold and mildew” is the term we use to describe a smelly, slimy fungal growth that can spread on moist, shaded parts of your roof.
Wet & Forget Outdoor defeats both of these ugly stains with no scrubbing, bleaching, or pressure washing needed. Just spray and walk away, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor do the work for you!
4. Safe for Your Roof, Rain Gutters and Downspouts
Some of the chemicals people use to clean roof stains, such as bleach, are caustic. If you use a harsh, caustic chemical on your roof, you run the risk of damaging some types of shingles or causing them to wear out more quickly. Caustic chemicals can also corrode your home’s downspouts, which are an essential part of keeping your basement dry and preventing water damage to your home’s foundation. Runoff from harsh chemical cleaners can also leave dead patches in your lawn.
Wet & Forget Outdoor’s gentle, non-caustic formula is safe to use on all types of shingles. It is also safe for your rain gutters and downspouts, and the runoff won’t kill your lawn. With Wet & Forget Outdoor, the stains will have to worry–you won’t.
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