If you have mold on your roof, you may be wondering if there is anything you can use to kill it and restore the beauty of your home. If so, use the following natural treatment using vinegar and tea tree oil.
Supplies And Ingredients You Will Need
Before you start making the treatment, gather the supplies and ingredients listed below. You can find tea tree oil in the pharmacy department of most stores.
- Garden hose with a spray nozzle
- Spray bottle attachment
- Two cups of white distilled vinegar
- One-half of a cup of tea tree oil
The acetic acid in vinegar kills the mold in two ways. First, it settles on the top to burn the existing growth. Second, the roots soak up the vinegar, burning it from the inside out. The tea tree oil is a natural anti-fungal that also kills mold.
Once you have gathered together everything you need, go through the step-by-step instructions below to make and use the treatment to kill your roof mold.
- Plan to do this treatment at the hottest part of the day with full sun. The sun helps with the uptake of the solution.
- Set your spray nozzle to a medium stream, and wet down the roof. This not only removes any dust and debris, but it also removes the top layer of mold, better exposing the roots. However, do not set it on full stream, as the extra pressure could damage the roof.
- Mix together the vinegar and tea tree oil In the spray bottle attachment.
- Spray a liberal layer on your roof. If you have a large roof, mix up a second batch to ensure full coverage.
- Leave the treatment on for about an hour to give it time to fully penetrate the roots and growth.
- Replace the spray bottle attachment with the nozzle when the time is up.
- Fully rinse off the treatment and any dead mold in the spray bottle attachment.
- Repeat the entire treatment the next day to ensure any thick layers of mold are penetrated by the ingredients.
Using the above treatment two to three times a year can help keep mold from growing on your roof. However, if you are unable to get rid of it completely or notice the growth has damaged your roof, you may want to contact a residential roofing service like D.S. Bahr Construction, Inc. to inspect it and determine your options for repairing it.