When you see dark, fuzzy streaks on your roof shingles, know that it’s time to give your roof the attention it deserves. Most mold growth on your roof may not be dangerous, but it could be a sign of some underlying problem, such as leakages in your attic. While you can’t always prevent the growth of mold on your roof shingles, you can always get rid of it.
Disclaimer – We do not recommend DIY handling of mold growth on the roof as it can be potentially dangerous. We recommend hiring a professional who can handle roof repairs.
If you still choose to get rid of the mold growth on your roof, here are X ways to get rid of the mold growth on your roof shingles.
#1. Give it a Thorough Wash
As you get started with removing mold growth on your roof shingles, perhaps the easiest way is to give it a thorough wash.
Remember that cleaning your roof may be risky, so when you attempt to go on top of your roof, make sure you take all the essential precautions and harness yourself securely. Once you are safe, use a hose of water with an attached nozzle to give a thorough wash to your roof. While you may be tempted to use a pressure washer as it is an easier and quicker alternative but it may damage your shingles. So it is best to use a water hose that has a nozzle instead.
#2. Wash Your Roof with Diluted Bleach Solution
Another DIY alternative that most homeowners prefer is the use of diluted bleach solution to wash the roof. For this method, it is best to take necessary precautions as bleach can damage your skin and cause troubled breathing. Make sure you wear rubber gloves and a face mask and give one part of bleach to three water parts. Now thoroughly apply this mixture on your roof and let it rest for around 30 minutes. Now using a garden hose with a nozzle, give your roof a thorough wash. If you still feel the slimy texture on your shingles, you can reapply the bleach and water mixture and let it rest for another 15 minutes before you give it a thorough wash.
#3. Call a Professional Roofing Contractor
The best way to deal with mold growth on your roof is to hire a professional roofing contractor. They have the right safety gear and use the most effective products that help you get rid of the mold and reduce the risk of recurrence. Moreover, a professional roofer can give a thorough inspection of your roof, which can help you identify underlying problems such as leakages in your attic that could cause mold growth on your roof.
If mold growth on your roof is a concern, we recommend getting in touch with a reputable roofing contractor, America Roofing. We work with trained, experienced, and certified roofers who can provide you best quality service at the most affordable price. To find out more, get in touch now.