Have you ever been idly looking at your roof and notice black spots? Black spots on roofs are a common issue and one you should be aware of. Those black spots can be everything from damage to mold to moss to algae. It’s hard to tell without a roofer getting up on the roof and taking a closer work. Let’s look at how you can prevent those black spots on your roof.

Preventing Black Spots On Your Roof

If you notice black spots on your roof, call a roofer. Until a roofer comes out and confirms what the issue is, it’s hard as a homeowner to figure it out on your own. After any heavy storm, especially with rain and wind, you want to check your roof anyway for missing or damaged shingles. If you have missing or damaged shingles, water and debris can get under your shingles and begin to grow as the weather turns warmer. This can lead to black spots of algae and mold.

You can prevent black spots by cleaning your roof four times a year. While you can prevent mold, moss or algae from building up on your roof, it’s not foolproof. If you notice discoloration or black spots, call a roofer even after taking preventative measures, especially in hot and humid areas of the country.

In addition to cleaning your roof during the year, you can install zinc strips along the roof ridge to help improve the overall roof circulation and ensure water and other debris doesn’t get stuck after a storm. When it does get wet, the water will wash over the zinc strips and coat the roof, helping to prevent black spots.

If you notice black spots, make sure to call a roofer. Even with preventative measures, you want to ensure your roof is in good shape throughout the year.