Did you know that a roof is the number one place for fungus to grow? While not all roofs have issues with fungus, it can be caused by too much moisture in the air and is often brought on by rain. If your roof has been leaking or if there’s been a lot of rain lately, then you might have an issue with fungus growth. This blog post will discuss how to spot fungal growth so you can stop it from getting out of hand!
What exactly is roof fungus?
Fungus is a type of plant that grows in the roof tiles, creating white or black spots. If not treated it can result in roof damage and even roof leaks! It’s important to catch problems with fungus before they get worse since they are difficult to remove once there has been more extensive roof damage.
How to fix the problem of roof fungus
First, look for any damp areas on your roof where water seems to be collecting – these are usually good places for fungi to grow because of the moisture present. After you’ve looked over the exterior, take a peek at your attic space as well! But don’t go onto your roof if rain looks likely – wait until after everything dries out from rainfall first so you’re less likely to encounter issues with slipping or falling.
If you do spot roof fungi, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Roof fungus is actually more likely to grow on roofing materials that contain asphalt or coal tar pitch since they provide the optimal conditions for fungal growth – this doesn’t mean however that other roof types can’t have problems with roof fungus at all!
- If you find roof fungi growing on shingles, tiles, wood boards, etc., it’s much easier to get rid of them by using soap and water first before scrubbing off any remaining spores with bleach diluted into water (with an equal amount of vinegar added if needed). This method works well when small areas of roof fungi are present but isn’t for large spaces because it could damage roof materials.
- Roof fungi can be removed by using a roof fungicide like bleach, but this needs to be repeated after several days since roof spores are still likely present in the environment. The use of roof fungus cleaners is recommended prior to scrubbing off any remaining fungal growth with soap and water or even before applying roofing products such as paint, coatings, silicone sealants, and so on that could interfere with them.
- You should keep an eye out for roof fungi growing again within six months because it means that your shingle’s warranty has been voided due to damage caused by these dangerous microorganisms! If you do spot new roofs fungi growing near where old ones were located then factor in the cost of having professionals