It’s Not Old, It’s Mold: Protecting Your Roof from Mold Damage

Tuesday June 30, 2020 comments Tags: mold damage, soft washing, roof cleaning

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Go outside and take a good look at the appearance of your roof. Does the roofing look clean and bright, or are the shingles looking like a dark, greenish-black? Black streaks, algae, and acid rain are all factors that weigh heavily on any homeowner's mind. So, do you want to figure out whether or not your roof is suffering from mold damage? Here’s how to determine if you have a problem and where to go from there:

Is it mold or algae?

Since we are about to enter Florida’s wet season, it’s more important now than ever to ensure your roof is healthy and free of mold damage. The tricky part of determining your roof’s health is determining whether the dark substance on your roofing is algae or mold. Since they look so similar in color, it’s best to seek a professional’s opinion to determine what you’re dealing with. 

Removing roof mold:

Once a roof cleaning expert determines you’re dealing with a mold problem, it’s typically smooth sailing from here. A soft washing cleaning technique is used on your roof to remove mold gently, while not causing any further damage than there already may be. Removing roof mold early on is extremely important to prevent mold damage. If not taken care of properly, the mold can cause you to have a pricey repair or replacement cost in the future. 

Preventing mold damage on your roof:

You can’t always prevent mold from growing on your roof, but there are a few ways in which you can minimize the damage it can cause:

  • If you happen to discover mold on your roof, have it removed as quickly as possible to minimize any potential mold damage.
  • Maximize the amount of sun your home receives. If your roofing is covered with trees, your home tends to hold more moisture for a longer period of time.
  • Ensure that your home’s gutters direct water away from your home.

 

Mold can be a big problem and as a homeowner, you want to take care of your roof, since it protects you and your home. Especially in Florida, your roof is extremely susceptible to mold damage since we face such drastic changes in weather during the summer months. 

Determining whether or not you have a problem is the hardest part. A roof cleaning team of professionals, like Beacon Cleaning, can easily take care of your roof and help bring it back to life. We are here whenever you’re ready to give your roof a deep clean. Contact us for your next soft washing treatment!