Mold, Mildew, and Algae Growth on Your Roof
There’s a fungus among us…but there doesn’t have to be.
Mold and mildew love dark, dank places—so what’s it doing on a roof out in the sunlight?
Mold, mildew, and even algae thrive in wet environments, so if you see it on your roof, you likely have issues with water saturation.
Algae spreads via spores that float through the air and land on your roof. Algae needs both moisture and heat to grow, making a wet roof the perfect spot. Algae also needs nutrients, which it gets from the inorganic materials on your roof. With these three ingredients, algae can spread over your entire roof, causing wood rot and other structural damage as it “eats” through your shingles.
Mold and mildew get a helping hand from the algae. With a combination of algae and water to live on, these issues can spread very fast, before you ever even know it’s there. By the time you discover exterior mold, it will likely be inside your home as well.
Mold is the result of moisture absorption and develops on interior drywall and wood areas that have poor drainage. Additionally, it can cause serious respiratory issues for your family if it is inside your home, so it is of paramount importance that you handle it quickly.
Mildew can also have some health effects and can certainly affect the structural integrity of your home.
Stop the spread of fungus and keep your family healthy!
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