my asphalt based roof-black staining--CURE!

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my asphalt based roof-black staining--CURE!

I am trying to find someone here, who has used this "wet and forget" to clean the black accumulation of .whatever it is ,i see it everywhere.Can you say it "did the job"

Lower Michigan is where i am at. Any tips or is this stuff another useless product? thanks for taking time to help with this bob s

It looks awful.
 
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Old 08-03-19, 02:55 PM
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Is there a question somewhere in the post?
 
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Without going in the garage and finding the bottle I have I don't think Wet & Forget is for stains. It's more for moss removal and doing rather poorly on my roof so far, I applied it twice about 10 months ago and don't see a whole lot of improvement yet.
 
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I assume the black is mildew. I've never used wet and forget but it's my understanding it removes mildew.
 
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Yea, we sell it. But I think there are better product sitting right next to it.
 
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yeah !at my age never a perfect- regular- day anymore."Wet and Forget"QUESTION;Has anyone used this.....'Roof cleaner with success???you just hook a hose to it- and spray off the algae or what ever that black staining is.



"Wet and Forget"-----before i get up on my roof

The ad on TV shows what it does and i know probably its not that easy to make a roof come clean again
 
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30 second Outdoor Cleaner~ cleaned sidewalk off like new.spray IT~ on and ~~~~~~~~hose within 30 seconds and man the black stains are gone. My roof i think is probably mildew nothin else, But roofs never used to look like it had been sprayed with flat black paint. My vent stacks are all surrounded with this blackish[3]stuff --while below the stacks the original color is great! The stacks look blackish,In fact when you see it they look like someone had poured out this dark color-- and it ran right around the pipe- and strait to the gutters "still"red color ~~ all the way down 6-7' i guess??? bob s
 
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See my post #3.......................................
 
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thanks Ron but think my problem is mildew, from not drying out properly I do believe..........if so.....i am thinking i may try this "wet and forget"
 
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Hope you have better luck with it than I did Bob. I bought it for moss removal and it didn't do anything on my shingles or on a patch of asphalt on the North side of my house.
 
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I used the wet and forget product about two months ago, carefully following the directions. It says it may take up to a year to work and may need a second application. So far, I have seen no improvement. If I could, I would ask for my money back. My opinion is that it is not a viable product.
 
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Norm: Would you please name those better products?
 
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30 Second Cleaner (rave reviews from almost all my customers), JoMax products, and a few others I can't quite remember the name on the shelf.

I would not recommend Wet And Forget. Rustolium is quickly ruining their name recognition. The Wet & Forget is just a re-market and a slight formula change from the 2 part mix that you can buy at the Dollar Store. And their deck coating 2X, 4X, 6X,10X (class action law suit I believe is still pending) and so forth has been rebranded as Deck Coat and is the same thing as before. It does not work as advertised. I have a tough time steering customers away from the product without right out saying it's no good. But I can't do that!
 
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30 Second Cleaner is just a cleaner right? I'm looking for something that will kill moss on asphalt shingles. I have tried vinegar to change the PH and W&F both with no success. What would you recommend Norm?
 
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From the bottle and web site:
  • Cleans grimy green, slippery black, algae, moss, mildew and mold from all outdoor surfaces
  • Outdoor cleaner that is safe around plants, landscaping, and lawns
  • Cleans decks, steps, siding, gutters, fences, pathways, wood, painted surfaces, anything outdoors
Read the specs from this LOWES web page:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/30-SECONDS-...leaner/3556942

If you came into my store I would recommend 30 Second cleaner. Like I said I have customers who swear by it not at it.

If the mold and moss, mildew is so bad you may have to scrap it off. I just put tin over a cabin roof with over 30 years worth of moss growing on it. It was so heavy that rain could not penetrate it. When we scrapped off the layers and it rained that night the inside of cabin was dripping wet. How bad is your situation? If you have a heavy accumulation you may need to make several applications.

Also read this:
https://www.google.com/search?source...4dUDCAc&uact=5
 
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At this point I think i am going to leave it alone and hope for a sever hail storm.Sounds like all this tuff is basically money grab.Although the sidewalk--edging i did and it left black edges full length ---this "30 second c;leaner was great. It bleached that sidewalk till it looked new again.So am very happy with that.. Now for getting someone to paint my 2' overhangs --i will find someone who isn't going to take my wife hostage in their bid/ i will be good to go thanks all bob s
 
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thank you Norm gotta bottle of 30 sends yesterday ,I will try it soon
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Iam looking into; A class action suit ;to join in.My roof is by "Atlas fiberglass and asphalt shingles"Its in really bad shape for a shingle thats guarnteed for 30 years- mines 20 years old. I lost 10 years In this wear pattern . bob s
 
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Roof warranties are a marketing ploy and nothing more. Any roof (except metal) will only last at best 20 years. Regardless of the warranty. The shingle manufacture will blame the installer and the installer will blame the manufacture. Too many variables.
 
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That is exactly what i was thinking and its always been that way .
 
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bleached out fron concrete porch?????//

[B] Ithought maybe Muratic acid was same pretty much as 30 second cleaner ---so shes not crazy about the real white spot it left. Me either! any ideas to bring the out the bleach stain @all? gonna use "30 second cleaner" on the rest of it .Sometimes i jump over a dollar to save a nickle. .My dad did that same thing -so i blame it on him, any ideas please tell me/B]30 second cleaner was "just the ticket"My dads would say thank you much bob s
 
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Ispoke to some lawyers that handle class action suits ,they told me in they would call me back about this roof suit. NEVER called this morning- about it.Its fine if they don't want it,really not gonna hurt me any thanks fellas bob s
 
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They never called back..................the lawyers about the roof~~~~~~~~ thanks to all who tried to help me bob s
 
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I suspect roofing warranties are similar to paint warranties. There is always a loop hole for the manufacture to use. The only time I've seen paint manufactures stand behind their warrant was for the high volume customers.
 
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YUP! I do believe that! the little guy gets the shaft bob s
 
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Wet and Forget vs 30 second cleaner

[B]Iam going to try one of these cleaners, Are they about one and the same thing? I want to clean the large chimney on my house.They say; this cleaner [which one]is the way to go i cleaned my cement sidewalk ..really good stuff 30 second cleaner/B]Any thoughts that would help with my decision on these.Want to purchase large amount for roof also.Like to get the correct cleaner for the job and thank you for any help its appreciated bob s
 
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Wanted to get back on track- is why i asked the question again
 
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black roof spots

A handyman came over an cleaned off a black spot on my roof.He didn't tell me what he was doing.i wasn't here, He used just bleach.The roof came clean in one big spot --wonderful i thought-- BUT!!Didn't i read you are not supposed to use strait bleach ?on these black areas of the roof???wrong or ok or really good idea thanks and lmk hes coming back so i can thank him or run him off bob s
 
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Pure bleach can harm wood fibers but I don't know about asphalt. The odds are it's ok as long as it's rinsed well.
 
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yup! he did do that- rinsed it off very well thanks Marksr bob s
 
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I've used the spray and forget it product from the home big box store. Works exactly as expected, I sprayed down the entire roof in the fall, by the next summer it's totally clean. The black algae spots did return about 4 years later, repeat the process and they're gone again for a few more years. The algae will continue to return as the newer roofing materials, more eco friendly, provide a perfect environment for it to thrive. Not to much you can do except keep up on the cleaning.
 
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Yes I see it has to set awhile before it brings the "black" marks out of the shingles.Wait now till next spring- and try this all over again. thank you much tomf63 for the tips its really appreciated bob s ''wet and forget"
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Regarding warranties

Yeah, the manufacturers don’t make it easy. Your best strategy is to take one of the shingles and have it tested to determine the cause of the issue. That’s harder for the manufacturer to refute.
 

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