Removing Mold From Your Roof

Mold growth is common in homes, and roofs are no exception. These are black stains and marks, which are harmless but are not pleasant to see. Although replacing your roof is the obvious choice, it may not be necessary. You can remove molds from your roof in many ways, including moss or algae. This will give it a fresh look and save you the expense of hiring licensed roofers in the Bay Area.

Bleach Cleaning

Bleach cleaning is a good way to remove moss from your roof. Clean water is only a temporary solution. The stains will disappear with water for a brief time, then the mold grows back to create ugly dark streaks. The best way to remove mold stains from your roof is to mix bleach with water and Trisodium Phosphate. This can be done at home. To assist you, Bay Area roofing companies are familiar with bleach cleaning.

It is important that you note that different bleaches can produce different results. Although chlorine can be applied immediately, oxygen bleach is more environment-friendly and is slower than chlorine.

These are the items suggested by Bay Area roofers to clean your roof with bleach:

  • Gallon of water
  • One quart of bleach
  • TSP Quarter Cup
  • Protective glasses
  • Protective clothing
  • Shoes that are non-slip
  • Rope and ladder
  • Pump spray
  • Gloves
  • Breathing mask
  • Garden hose

KCG Roofing can offer advice and suggestions if you are planning to clean your roof by yourself. To ensure the best results, you must follow these guidelines. Follow the instructions provided on the packaging if you are using a store-bought roofing cleaning solution.

Use a spray bottle to mix the ingredients and spray the mold stains only. Let the bleach solution sit on the roof for about 15-20 minutes, then use a garden hose to clean the entire roof. To avoid the solution evaporating, do this on cloudy days. If the task proves difficult, Bay Area roofers can help.

Safety precautions

Avoid steep roofs. KCG Roofing can take care of any mold. For amateurs, steep roofs can be difficult to navigate. Bay Area roofers might also be able to provide materials for steep roofs.

Slip-resistant shoes are recommended as you may be working in water. A safety rope should also be tied around your neck to prevent you from falling. To protect your lungs against chemical fumes, wear a breathing mask. Protect your skin against chemical burns by wearing gloves or other protective clothing.

Make sure you water any plants on your roof with clean water to ensure that they don’t get killed by the bleach.

Preventive measures

Because they are toxic to algae, metals like zinc and copper can inhibit mold growth. KCG Roofing will place these metal strips on your roof to prevent mold re-formation. Bay Area roofing contractors will ensure copper granules are added to the roof shingles.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does Sarasota roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.