Roof repair: How to safely have mold and mildew removed

Now that the snow is finally gone and the sun is shining, you might have noticed mold and mildew on your roof. It’s spring, and it only makes sense that roof repair is on every homeowner’s mind!

If you have stains, mold or mildew on your roof, it’s time to consider a roof repair project. And if you live in one of the communities Feazel Inc. services (Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio; Raleigh, North Carolina and Indianapolis, Indiana) you know that it can get humid. And humidity causes mold and mildew, which means homeowners need to schedule regular roof repair projects like cleaning.

So how to safely do roof repair and have the mold and mildew removed? It can be a DIY project or you can hire a professional. The most important thing is, have the mold and mildew removed so you don’t have unsightly stains or damage issues down the road.

If you have an asphalt shingle roof with mold or mildew, here are some tips for getting it clean and ready for summer. Read on:

What is it

Generally, if your roof has staining, its caused by an algae. It doesn’t generally hurt your roof but it can look bad and impact curb appeal – or if you are selling your home – its value.

What can be done

There are things you can do to prevent roof mold and mildew. Some newer shingle styles can inhibit its growth. Also, you can have regular roof maintenance done and have your roof cleaned by a professional – or do it yourself, if you are handy. However, repeated cleaning (either with chemicals or with a pressure washer) can damage your roof, so use caution.

Feazel Inc. knows roof repair

If you have questions or concerns about the state of your roof, we’d love to talk to you about it.

Visit our website and schedule an inspection today.