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How to Remove Mold From Your Roof in a Simple Way

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How to Remove Mold From Your Roof in a Simple Way

Mold growth on your roof is unattractive. It can also be the sign of a larger problem. To prevent mold from spreading, it is important to understand how to properly remove it.

What is the reason for mold growth?

Mold is not the same as algae and mildew. The black substance found on many roofs in America is algae. Algae forms when water is allowed to settle on surfaces. Algae thrive in humid environments.
Black is an ultraviolet protection pigment. It usually appears in tiny spots and is not noticeable until it has been there for a while.
Mold forms as soon as algae sets in. The growth of mold spores is quickly accelerated by standing water or rotting wood. Your roof shingles’ limestone filler contains the nutrients necessary for such growth. The invasion can occur quickly and may lead to mold growth in the interior of your house. Even new roofs can develop mold overnight, especially if they are exposed to humid environments.
When this is mind, it is important to learn how to get rid of mold on your roof.

Why should you remove it?

Roofs are not meant to last forever. Your roof’s lifespan is affected by weather and environmental conditions, as well as by the products used by your roofer during installation. Mold can significantly decrease your roof’s lifespan as well as cause health concerns for your family if the mold spreads to inside your home.
It is impossible to stop spores from landing on your roof. You can, however, control their growth by properly maintaining your roof.

Roof Inspection

Like Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” An annual roof inspection can help ensure you catch mold growth and other roof maintenance issues before they lead to serious problems.
Commercial buildings can take years to notice roofing issues. By then it may be too late. Flat roof owners can testify that it is difficult to find leaks.

Roof Repair

After inspections, roof repair will be the next stage. This is where any roofing issues are addressed. Because of the high-quality service provided and resources available for maintenance, it is a good idea to hire accredited professionals to do such work.

Roof Replacement

Sometimes, the roof needs to be completely replaced because of the extent of mold or other damage. If it isn’t covered by insurance, a new roof can seem like a costly investment, but may be necessary to protect your home and your loved ones.

Cleaning

The sun shines brighter on the roof when you trim branches. This helps prevent mold growth.
Regular leaf blowing, which prevents debris accumulation, creates less favorable conditions for mold growth.
To prevent water accumulation, keep your gutters clear. Make sure water is properly directed to prevent splashing off of higher roofs onto lower ones.

Leave Mold Removal and Roofing Repairs to the Pros

Roof inspections and maintenance can be dangerous. DIY roof repairs can cause serious injuries and are often not covered by insurance. A roof professional can help you save time and money in the long-run by providing after-sales services and workmanship warranties. Usually, roofing companies offer a free estimate based on your specific roofing needs.

Conclusion

It is difficult to clean a roof. While some simple maintenance tasks – such as cleaning your gutters – can be done on weekends, repairs or replacements require professional assistance. If you see indicators of mold growth on your roof, don’t ignore it until it becomes a major problem. Impact Roofing & Construction can help! Impact offers roof repair, roof replacement, and new roof installation services. We also offer gutter and gutter guard installation. As an Augusta and Evans GA roofer, Impact team members are highly skilled in installing and repairing metal roofs and shingle roofing, including architectural and traditional three-tab shingles at homes and businesses across the CSRA. Our technicians are also experienced in TPO roofing. Our team can help you choose the right option to meet your budget and needs.