By Joey Ahern

Moldy Roof? Here's What You Can Do

The roof of your home offers protection for the outside of your home, as well as the inside of your home. It’s a good idea to do a manual inspection of your roof annually. Periodically, it’s also a good idea to have a roofing professional inspect your roof for mold, weather damage, wear and tear, or other types of roof damage.

If you live in a humid area or have lots of shade trees, you may have issues with mold growing on your roof. You may be able to see mold stains on your shingles, particularly in heavily shaded areas. Mold stains that have been on your roof for a while will discolor your roof and have a negative impact on your home’s appearance.

Failing to address roof mold may cause your shingles to deteriorate over time. Extensive roof mold may cause mold damage to your attic or crawlspace, where mold spores can easily enter into openings from damaged shingles.

If you have a few small spots or sections of mold on your roof, you may be able to use an eco-friendly mold and algae product to remove it.

If you have more than a little roof mold, it’s time to call in the roofing professionals. Ask about non-bleach solutions that are safe and eco-friendly. If a new roof is in order, a roofing professional can help you keep your new roof clean.