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How to Remove Mold From Your Roof

Your home is supposed to be for growing old, not for growing mold. But every now and then, disgruntled homeowners find ugly streaks of mold on their Columbus roofing system. Not only is this mold unsightly, but also it can actually shorten the lifespan of shingles. Fortunately, there are a number of do-it-yourself commercial products that remove mold from your roof.

Assemble the proper tools to remove mold from your Columbus roofing system.

Before you begin the process of removing mold from your Columbus roofing system, you will want to make sure that you have the necessary tools. You will need a push broom, chlorine bleach or copper sulfate crystals, tri-sodium phosphate (TSP), hand pump sprayer, ladders or portable scaffolding, and a hose for fresh water.

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 the roof dry then repeat the process. Always rinse the roof with water using a hose after applying the chlorine bleach solution so as not to damage the shingles.

Copper sulfate solution can also help remove your mold problem.

Another option to remove mold from your Columbus roofing system is copper sulfate solution. Once again, be sure to spray nearby plants with water to protect them from potential damage. Then, 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. Apply the solution to the mold-infested area and wait for the mildew to turn brown. Sweep the mildew off the roof using a push broom. Lastly, rinse the roof with a hose.

Be bold and prevent mold from forming on your Columbus roofing system in the first place.

There are also measures you can take to prevent mold from growing on your Columbus roofing system. For instance, 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.

So there you have it—some fantastic ways to remove mold off your Columbus roofing system, as well as prevent it from growing in the first place. As always, make sure to exert caution while working on a roof, especially when it is wet and slippery.

Bring back the grandeur your house once exhibited; if you follow these directions, your Columbus roofing system will be spotless in no time.

Does your mold problem require professional attention? Contact a Columbus roofing contractor.

If the mold problem still persists on your Columbus roofing system, consider calling a pro. A local Columbus roofing contractor can determine the most appropriate plan of attack.

ABLE ROOFING Columbus, the largest commercial and residential roofing contractor in Central Ohio, specializes in all areas of roofing, including roof repair, roof replacement, roof installation, roof inspection, roof restoration, preventive roof maintenance, roof leak repairs, and much more.

Our shingles are mold resistant as we manufacture them with copper-coated granules that prevent mold spores from forming! Call us at 1-614-444-ROOF to schedule a free estimate or click to learn more about roofing.