Remove Mold From Your Homes Roof
You may wonder why your roof doesn’t come with a mold removal solution. The harsh chemicals used in such solutions could damage the roof, forcing you to replace it sooner than expected. If you want to take the do-it-yourself approach when dealing with mold on your home’s roofing system, depending on the severity of the problem, there are several commercial solutions available.
If your roof is becoming grimy and filthy, prepare to clean it up!
Mold is a common problem in homes and businesses. Fortunately, there are several methods that you can use to remove mold from your roof’s shingles or siding. We recommend cleaning the area with chlorine bleach or copper sulfate crystals before applying TSP, which will help prevent future mold growth. Afterward, you should use a hose for fresh water to wash down the area.
Could chlorine bleach solution actually be the ‘solution’ to your mold problem?
There are several products you can try in an effort to remove mold from your Columbus roofing system. One product is chlorine bleach solution. Before getting started with this product, spray all plants growing near your house with water to protect them from any potential damage caused by the solution. Next, mix one-part bleach to three-parts water and use a hand pump sprayer to apply to the mold-covered area. Adding some tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) to the solution will also help clean your Columbus roofing system at the same time. Let the solution sit for 15 minutes, then rinse off the area with water using a hose. Run your hand over the surface of the roof. If it feels slimy, there is still some mold left. In this case, let dry then repeat process.
Copper sulfate solution is an effective treatment for mold and mildew.
When you notice mold growing on your homes roofing system, you will want to consult a specialist to help remove the mold and prevent it from resurfacing. One method that can be used is copper sulfate solution. Follow these steps: 1) Protect nearby plants by spraying them with water and 2) Prepare a mixture of copper sulfate and water, using a ratio of 12 ounces (dry measure) of copper sulfate to 1 gallon of warm water. 3) Apply the solution to the mold-infested area and wait for the mildew to turn brown. 4) Sweep off any loose mildew from your roof using a push broom and 5) Rinse your roof with a hose.
It’s a tough job to keep your home free from mold.
There are a number of measures you can take to prevent mold from growing on your home’s roof. For example, you can remove overhanging tree branches and allow greater sunshine and air movement over your roof. This can eliminate the mold-friendly environment and stop it from growing. Another great tactic is installing zinc strips under a row of shingles near the ridge of the roof. When rainwater comes in contact with the zinc, it will produce a mild chemical reaction that inhibits the growth of mold. A final option is using spray-on commercial products that you apply and leave on the roof. Annual application is said to block the growth of mold. Bring back the grandeur your house once exhibited; if you follow these directions, your homes roofing system will be spotless in no time.
When it comes to commercial, industrial and residential roofing, Storm Proof Roofing Systems is the name you can trust. Our team has specialized in all areas of roofing for many years, including roof repair, roof replacement, roof installation, roof inspection, roof restoration and more. We also specialize in mold-resistant shingles that are impact resistant and UV resistant for your peace of mind! Call us today at 352-632-7663 to schedule a free estimate or visit our website to learn more about our services.