You may be searching “how to remove mold from roof” because it’s appearing on your own roof. Wherever there is moisture, there is mold. For instance, you can find mold growth around leaky pipes, wet roofs, basements, damaged walls, and even on your floor. You can identify mold growth in your house by its musty smell and greenish-black spots. If left untouched, the mold and algae on your roofs can eat away at the shingles and make them appear old and unsightly.
If you fear mold growth on your roof shingles, you can either confirm its presence by looking for black streaks or strains or by calling a roofing expert to inspect your roof to fix it. Removing mold, algae, and fungus from your roof is no easy feat. You will need the help of roofing experts to do the job.
How to Remove Mold from Roof
If you are really aching to try a DIY trick, gather the right tools, and get ready to remove mold from your roof and roof shingles. Here’s how:
Make a Bleach Solution
Make a bleach solution using 1/4th part chlorine bleach and 3/4th parts water. Make sure you are wearing rubber gloves and a breathing mask while using the solution. In the solution, add 1 tbsp trisodium phosphate and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Generously spray the solution over the roof shingles using the spray bottle.
Rinse the Bleach Solution
Once you have generously sprayed the bleach solution, let the bleach sit for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse the roof shingles using the garden hose at low pressure until the bleach solution is completely wiped off the roof. Make sure you are rinsing off the solution from the top. Rinse your roof thoroughly once again if you still feel like the bleach solution is left on the roof.
Make Sure to Take Precautions
When using the bleach solution to remove mold, make sure you are taking the right precautions for your roof. Firstly, don’t use a pressure washer to remove the bleach solution because a pressure wash can damage the shingles. A pressure wash can leave your roof exposed to mold growth. Also, avoid climbing on your roof by yourself. If possible, get in touch with a roofing expert who is experienced enough to climb high roofs.
Why Hire a Professional Roofing Contractor?
Mold on a roof is caused by algae growth. Mold is spread by spores that are airborne and can easily spread from roof to roof. That’s why, if you see mold growth on one roof, it is highly likely that it will become common in the neighborhood. Mold also causes and exacerbates more conditions like roof leaks and rots. So if you see signs of mold growth on your roof, you should also expect other roofing problems that can damage it over time.
The best method to remove mold from your roof is to call an expert. The steps you followed above may not be enough to ride your entire roof of spores. In some cases, you may need to replace entire portions of your roof. That is why you need Quality Roofing Specialists. Our team starts every project with a roof inspection to determine the extent of the problem.
Call Quality Roofing Specialists now at (310) 340-1643 to discuss your needs, and our roofing contractor will be right there to assist you. We will inspect your roof for mold and algae damage and make sure to remove it for good. Our team also offers waterproofing services to ensure your roof doesn’t become a breeding ground for the mold again.