Mold is a common allergen that can cause health problems for you and your family, particularly for individuals with asthma. While many people associate mold with damp basements, mold problems often actually stem from the roof.
In today’s post, Universal Roofing and Exteriors explains the dangers of mold and how to keep it at bay in your home.
Mold requires moisture to thrive, which is why you’ll most likely to find it in the more humid areas in your home. Roof leaks are a common cause of moisture in the home, which is why if you have a mold problem in your home, you should start by inspecting your roofing system.
Apart from the health risk posed by mold, mold growth can also cause physical damage to your residential roofing system and your attic. Mold, combined with moisture damage, will gradually deteriorate wood, necessitating repair or even replacement.
Preventing Mold Growth
To prevent the development of mold, you need to address the source: roof leaks. Even the smallest leaks need to be addressed immediately because they can rapidly worsen. By addressing these leaks in their infancy, you minimize water damage in your home and reduce the risk of mold growth.
It’s also a good idea to perform roof repair on any piece of lumber in the roofing system that has sustained water damage. You not only prevent further harm, you also ensure that the structure is clear of any mold growth.
Finally, make sure to clean and unclog your gutters. Blockages may cause water to spill on your roof and siding, which causes leaks to develop, and then mold to grow and thrive. Let our professional team clean and seal your gutters to avoid these issues.
Universal Roofing and Exteriors is your one-stop shop for anything relating to the exterior of your home. Call us at (317) 257-0779 for more information on our services. We offer roof repair services throughout Zionsville, IN.