How to Protect Your Roof and Investment

Real Estate Agent with KW North Sound 103527

Previously, I made a video on how to care for a roof by applying moss kill semi-annually. Since making the original video back in 2018 that video has garnered over 12k views and a fair amount of comments. Those results are pretty good for a quick driveway video.

Yet, those comments have held a constant theme of "you didn't show us how to apply it and that is why were are on YouTube". Regardless of my personal beliefs of how not difficult applying moss kill is by listening to the video or reading the instructions, I made a follow up video showing my exact steps.

Here is the second video in the Home Maintenance Minute video. It took using a few GoPro's and the phone & mic to get enough footage to make a video and hope it is actually interesting enough to watch.

Comments (10)

Mickie Barnett
KW Northwest - Marysville, WA
Over 30 years of local expertise to share.

Great followup video, Toby! Very helpful information to share with our clients, on the blog, and in the newsletter! Keep it up!

May 27, 2022 11:51 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information Toby, have a great Holiday weekend, with a chance to rest up. Bill

May 27, 2022 11:59 AM
Toby Barnett

Thank you, Bill. You have a great weekend as well.

May 29, 2022 10:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Toby- that was interesting and I watched even though I don't like heights!!!

May 27, 2022 08:02 PM
Toby Barnett

It is a heck of a long ways up. Always makes me nervous going up there. Appreciate you tuning in, Kathy!

May 29, 2022 10:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

May 28, 2022 08:25 PM
Toby Barnett

Thank you very much!

May 29, 2022 10:49 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

May 29, 2022 03:38 AM
Toby Barnett

Thank you and thanks for tuning in!

May 29, 2022 10:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Toby,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week as I missed it. Lately I've had a string of listings where the roofs needed replacement. I'm afraid of heights and not going to get up on my roof but I recently had a roofer go up and closely inspect mine!

May 29, 2022 05:27 AM
Toby Barnett

I just logged into find out that Kathy featured the post. Nice surprise to the Sunday morning. I've applied it for a few clients yet those were all single story homes - to much risk otherwise. I recommend my clients just to hire someone if they don't want to apply themselves.

May 29, 2022 10:51 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Toby. Once upon a time I installed roofing shingles. These days I use a professional who is willing to climb the ladder. Most people don't think about their roof until it is too late. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

May 29, 2022 05:40 AM
Toby Barnett

I replaced a roof on a 16x16 by myself and I'll never do roofing again. Its rough work.

May 29, 2022 10:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Toby - this is good information for me.  I just had my roof replaced but the old one gathered moss near a tree.  I sent the video to my contractor.

May 29, 2022 05:52 AM
Toby Barnett

Hey Grant, thank you for sharing the video with your contractor. I'm hoping to get a few more years out of our roof yet being the home is a 2006 with original roof, we're close.

May 29, 2022 10:55 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I enjoyed your video.  If you live in an area, like ours, that does not rain much, can you lightly spray the roof with water to spread the powder?

And I look forward to your next video.  I have subscribed to your channel.

May 29, 2022 09:59 AM
Toby Barnett

Hey Ray, I would think a hose would work yet getting a hose up to the roof sounds like a pain. One of my buddies uses a liquid moss kill in a weed spray bottle - so many different ways to apply moss kill.

May 29, 2022 10:57 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Toby:

Good video and great information. But you wouldn't get me up on my roof, especially with the tile. I'd hire someone.


May 29, 2022 04:47 PM