How To Prevent & Remove Mold From Your Roof

This is the prime rainy season in Myrtle Beach and that could mean trouble if your home’s roof isn’t up to par. The moisture in the air and all over your roof can make for a breeding ground for plants like algae, moss, and mold. While many homeowners think they may have mold on their roof, most of the time it’s just algae or moss. Depending on the climate and condition of your roof, your home may be more susceptible to plant growth. That’s why our team here at Carolina Custom Contractors has come up with a few tips to help you prevent and remove mold, moss, and algae growth from your roof.

Mold Prevention

While having a waterproof roof is the best way to combat any growth you may find on your roof, there are other preventative steps you can take to avoid having to deal with mold, moss, or algae. There are metal strips of copper that can be used to prevent growth. When it rains, the molecules from the metal are dispersed across your roof for continuous protection. It’s also important to keep your roof and gutters are clear of debris buildup so there isn’t any standing water that could lead to plant growth. 

Mold Removal

If you’re comfortable getting on top of your roof to do some cleaning, there are a few things you can do. Spray your roof with a bleach cleaning solution (or mix 50/50 bleach and water) and let it sit for about an hour then hose it off. Don’t try to pressure wash your roof as that will cause damage to your shingles. 

If you are trying to avoid getting on top of your roof to clean it, we suggest calling us for help first. If you’ve noticed mold, moss, or algae inside your attic or home, it’s best to call a mold inspector before moving forward. Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to give our team at Carolina Custom Contractors a call!