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We are your roofing experts in Jessup, MD. One very important maintenance tip for your roof is to make sure that you do not have any mildew growing on it. It’s very easy for water to get trapped underneath shingles on your roof that are torn, cracked, or simply missing. Additionally, you can get algae growth, and either one can escalate to mold. And it doesn’t matter what type of air climate that you reside in; warm weather and cold weather areas are both susceptible to getting mildew and algae growth equally.

You may notice discolored shingles (which can be dark black, grayish, blue-green, white – and that all depends on the type of mold/mildew/algae that is growing), or cracked shingles. If you haven’t noticed anything with the roof itself, check out the attic. The insulation more than likely will have black spotting on it, or you will notice that it’s damp (which means water is getting in your attic).

Unfortunately, it can get into your home if the infestation is bad enough, which is nothing that you want to deal with. If you haven’t noticed anything awry with your roof, you may have noticed it already in your attic. Mold can grow in the attic insulation if the infestation is that bad on your roof, so it’s very important that you keep an eye on anything that you think looks suspicious or resembles mold growth.

Additionally, if the mold is extremely bad, you will notice it throughout your home. Mold can grow in the vents, through your walls, and in your duct-work. If you suspect that your roof is the culprit of a mold or mildew problem, please call our office. At Horizons Unlimited Home Improvements, we offer free estimates, and our team of experts can help you with any of your roofing or insulation needs.