The roof of your home is constantly exposed to the elements of Mother Nature and will come across things such as mold. If mold isn’t removed from the shingles of your roof it can eventually make its way into the structure of the house and attic. It’s best to remove mold as soon as it is discovered.
Cover the Yard
To avoid ruining the lawn and plants around your property with your bleach solution, cover them with tarps or sheeting. During the fall months, it may not be necessary to cover the soon to be dead plants. However, you should still spray the surrounding vegetation with the hose as a small line of defense from the cleaning solution.
Create the Solution
First things first, throw on a pair of rubber gloves and a breathing mask for safety reasons. In a two-gallon bucket, combine ¼ chlorine bleach and ¾ water. Don’t forget to add the secret ingredient — one tablespoon of trisodium phosphate. Stir your solution and then apply it to your moldy roof shingles via a large spray bottle.
Inspect & Rinse
After spraying the solution on the moldy shingles, allow them to sit for roughly 15 minutes (super moldy shingles will need more solution and extra time to sit). Afterward, rinse all of the roof shingles with a low pressure hose from top to bottom. If any mold remains after the initial rinse, reapply the solution, wait 15 minutes, and re-rinse the shingles.
A moldy roof is one that will not only look bad, but can further damage your home if left untreated. When your roof needs repair or replacement, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.