Why Do I Get Mold On My Roof?

Your roof is constantly subjected to unpredictable weather conditions and exterior factors that make it harder for it to maintain a “like new” appearance. One of the most difficult problems that can put stress on your roof and reduce its appearance is mold growth on your shingles. Not only is it not aesthetically appealing, but mold can also begin to deteriorate your roof, get into your home, and keep your house from looking nice. But, where does this mold come from and why is it growing on your roof? 


Weather Conditions

Mold and mildew thrive in warm, humid climates. Sufficient to say, these spores will probably pop up more around summertime! They spread easily and multiply rapidly, so you may see this issue more as the warmer seasons arrive. Also, without proper weather protection, rain and storms can cause moisture to build up in spots like your gutters and shingles, and form mold both inside and outside your home. 


Lack Of Maintenance

Regular care and washing of your roof helps prevent mold from building up. A few extra maintenance steps can help prevent any long term damage to your home! The spores won’t have time to fester and enter inside when you stick to a routine cleaning schedule. Over time, mold can cause structural damage to your house, so get regular cleanings as a preventative measure.


Neighboring Homes

Did you know that sometimes, if one of your neighbors has mold on their roof, the spores can be blown by the wind onto yours? Mold can be airborne and travel from roof to roof, finding new spots to grow on. There’s not much you can do about your neighbors having moldy roofs, unfortunately! 


You can take all of the guesswork out of roof safety by contacting Preferred Exterior. Our professional team helps businesses and homeowners throughout Nassau County, Queens, NY, and the entire Tri-State area. For any of your home renovation and repair needs, we offer a variety of solutions to suit your budget and tastes.

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