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How to Stop Mold & Mildew from Growing in Your Roof

Mold and mildew are not only a problem on top of your shingles, but they can also cause serious problems if they start growing inside of your roof. The last thing you want is mold or mildew growing in your roof. Not only does it directly affect the integrity of your roof, but it also signals that you have other problems, namely with excess moisture in your roof.

Though mold, mildew, and algae growth are most often found in more humid areas, it does happen here in Arizona. If your roof has a moisture problem, you may suffer from mold and mildew growth. As a homeowner, it is worth knowing what to do if you discover you have a mold, mildew, or algae problem in your roof.

Problems with moisture and water on your roof are some of the most serious and can result in costly repairs. In more serious situations, you may even have to replace your roof. However, you do not have to wait until you have a mold and mildew problem. There are several things you can do to prevent and stop mold and mildew growth in your roofing. Keep reading to learn more.

#1: Keep Your Roof Clean

One of the main causes of mold and mildew growth on and in roofs is debris buildup. When leaves and branches build up on the roof, moisture and water can get stuck and pushed inside. Additionally, piles of leaves can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew to grow. By removing debris from your roof, you eliminate this opportunity for moisture to get into your roofing materials and for mold to grow. It is recommended that you trim trees and other plant life that may overhang your roof. This can help reduce the amount of debris on your roof.

Similarly, you should also ensure that your roof drainage system is clear of buildup and that your drainage system is in good shape and flowing smoothly. You want to remove any opportunity for excess moisture to sit on your roof.

#2: Schedule a Roof Inspection to Assess the Problem

If you notice that there is mold or mildew growth on your roof, you should call one of our roof inspectors right away. When you see visible mold or mildew, it is very likely that the mold is also growing inside your roof. A roof inspection with one of our professional roofers can help you determine the extent of the problem and the best method for eradicating it.

Our roofing inspectors are highly trained, licensed, and insured. As a company, we are committed to providing honest, reliable guidance to every customer. We know how frustrating it can be to discover a mold problem in your roof, and our goal is to help you deal with this problem as quickly and effectively as possible.

#3: Make Prompt Repairs

If you have a roof repair problem, such as missing or damaged shingles or tiles, you must make repairs as quickly as possible. Damaged roofing materials represent a weak link in your roofing system, and depending on the type of damage, they can allow water and moisture into your roof. Even moisture from morning dew can lead to dangerous mold and mildew growth when a roof is in disrepair.

Perform your own visual inspection of your roof regularly, and if you see any potential problems, reach out to Lyons Roofing for repair service. Our roof repair experts will inspect the problem, repair it, and ensure that all associated issues (such as moisture problems) are also resolved.