Ugly moss on your roof is much more than just an embarrassing eyesore. Moss can damage your roof’s shingles and even cause them to lift away from your roof’s surface. This can leave your home vulnerable to water damage. A damaged roof can cost a bundle to replace, and water damage can be even worse. It can end up costing up to tens of thousands of dollars and causing unhealthy mold growth inside your home. Wet & Forget Outdoor annihilates moss on your roof with no scrubbing or pressure washing needed, and keeps moss away for a year or more in most cases. Read on and see how to get moss out with Wet & Forget Outdoor!
Roof Moss: A Major Problem
Roof moss can make your roof look more like a science experiment than an essential part of your home. It can also make your roof unable to do its most important job: keeping the elements out and your home warm and dry.
Roof moss tends to take root around the edges of shingles (see photo). From there it can creep underneath the shingles and actually push them up and away from the roof’s membrane. This lets in the cold air and rain, driving up your heating bill and leading to water damage in your ceilings, walls and beyond. Moss’s root-like structures can also penetrate the shingles’ surface and cause pitting and loss of shingle granules.
How Wet & Forget Outdoor Defeats Roof Moss
You may have tried bleach to tackle roof moss; if you have, you’ve probably run into problems. Bleach will discolor your clothes and irritate your eyes, skin and airway. Bleach’s caustic nature means that it can also damage some types of shingles and corrode your home’s downspouts. As if that’s not enough, runoff from bleach on your roof can kill your lawn. And whether you use bleach or a pressure washer, you will be back on the roof repeating the process sooner than you might think. This is because neither of these methods keeps moss from coming back.
Killing roof moss is a snap with Wet & Forget Outdoor: Just spray and walk away, and let us do the work for you. Wet & Forget Outdoor’s non-caustic formula works with the wind and rain to gently remove roof moss over time, without damaging your shingles or downspouts or harming your lawn. Wet & Forget Outdoor kills the moss and causes its root-like structures to lift free from your roof, allowing the rain to wash the moss away. For severe cases, gentle brushing will help lift the dead moss free. Wet & Forget Outdoor also kills moss on any other outdoor surface, as well as black or green algae, lichen, and mold and mildew on your roof.
Wet & Forget Outdoor keeps working even after the moss is gone from your roof, working with the wind and rain to keep moss from returning for a year or more in most cases. Many happy customers make a habit out of treating their roofs each spring. As a result, they never see a hint of roof moss again. So when you see your neighbor dragging out the bleach or pressure washer yet again, be kind and tell him your secret. Maybe he’ll reciprocate and give you his famous barbecue sauce recipe!
How to Apply Wet & Forget Outdoor and Zap Roof Moss
Wet & Forget Outdoor makes getting rid of roof moss a piece of cake. To defeat roof moss once and for all:
- Mix 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor with 5 parts water in a pump-up garden sprayer.
- Spray the diluted Wet & Forget Outdoor on the moss at a time that allows for 4 to 5 hours of drying time before the chance of rain. Be sure to saturate the moss thoroughly to allow the solution to reach the moss’s root-like structures.
- Walk away, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor do the work for you!
- Re-apply once a year, or at the first sign of re-growth.
*Be very careful walking on your roof. Moss can be slippery, as can wet shingles. If you don’t feel safe on your roof, call in a professional.
To keep your roof looking good and protecting your home for years to come, inspect it regularly, clean and check the gutters and downspouts at least twice a year, and keep it free of moss and other growths with Wet & Forget Outdoor. You’ll save yourself lots of time, money and headaches!
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