Mold and Your Roof

Mold Growth and its impact on roof shingles

Mold growth on roof shingles is a common issue for homeowners and can have a significant impact on the longevity and appearance of your roof. Not only does it look unsightly, but it can also weaken and damage the shingles, leading to potential roof leaks and higher repair costs. 

Risks of a Moldy Roof

  1. Structural Damage: Over time, mold can weaken and deteriorate the roof shingles, making them more prone to breaking and cracking. This can lead to water infiltration, causing further damage to the roof structure.
  2. Health Risks: Certain types of mold can produce allergens, irritants, and toxic substances that can affect the health of the occupants of the home.
  3. Reduced Curb Appeal: A moldy roof can greatly reduce the aesthetic appeal of a home, affecting its value and curb appeal.

Prevention of Roof Mold

  1. Regular Cleaning: The primary method of preventing organic growth on your roof is by having it soft washed. This will remove mold and should provide a protective barrier to keep mold at bay for a few years. 
  2. Maintain Gutters: Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris will ensure that water is running off the roof and draining properly. Any damp and shady areas will promote mold growth.
  3. Upkeep and Inspect your Home’s Exterior: Keep your soffits, siding, and fascia free of mold and mildew to help prevent organic growth moving to the roof. Address any maintenance issues as soon as you see them, and make sure loose or missing shingles are taken care of after storms and rain. 

Do you live in South Jersey and want to make your roof look like new ? Bethany Associates provides Roof Washing services in addition to Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing, and Christmas Light Installation. Give us a call at (888) 601-4257 ext. 1 to customize your Soft Wash Package for this spring. 

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