You’re going about your business one day and you spot some dreaded discolored spots and stains on your roof. You realize upon further inspection that there is a collection of mold, Moss and algae growing where it shouldn’t be: on your new roof. You start to worry about the health of your roof and about it’s outward appearance. What is growing is extremely dark and sticks out like a sore thumb. It is in that moment you know you have to do something about this and fast.Removing mold from your roof doesn’t have to be a hard task if you know what is you are doing. If not, you can always call a professional to do it for you.
The first step to removing the mold will be finding the right materials to complete the job. The right materials will include gloves, a mix of bleach halved with water, and cleaner such as Simple Green and a hose that will not do more damage to the roof. Be sure and stay away from pressure washers because they will cause even more unnecessary damage to your roof. If you are completing the job yourself, you will want to attach a harness to yourself for safety to ensure when you climb on top of the roof, you do not slip and fall and possibly injure or kill yourself.
The next step once you have taken all safety measures and precautions is to climb on the roof and start scrubbing away. Once you have cleaned all the mold off, you’ll want to check make sure too that the damage hasn’t spread to other parts of your roof. If you are unsure, again consider hiring a professional. He may better know what it to look for.
He or she may be able to recommend a different solution of cleaner or alternative method of removal depending on the severity of the damage that is found.
To prevent mold from happening, you should do your best to keep moisture from getting trapped in one place. There are also specific shingles you can request when speaking with your roofing contractor that will actively resist the growth of mold and algae.