Mold problems on the roof can be very expensive to fix, but thankfully you can take steps to prevent mold by regularly cleaning your gutters or getting your roof inspected.
Making sure you have a clean roof, free from debris and dirt is a top notch is a great way to have powerful curb appeal for your property. When mold starts to spread along the surface of your roof, you may begin to notice a series of dark spots throughout the area. If these spots aren’t addressed and cleaned up quickly, they can leave behind significant staining that could dramatically alter the overall look of your property.
The moisture and bacteria from mold can also lead to further damage of your roof’s shingles. If a small spot of mold isn’t discovered for many months, the spot can start to grow and impact even more parts of your roof. Over time, the shingles covering your roof may become even more vulnerable to water infiltration and destruction from pests.
Many properties have a layer of insulation along the top points of the home’s exterior next to the roof. Homeowners who have experienced mold problems have sometimes noticed additional mold spreading to their insulation. As the insulation breaks down, heat or cold air starts to enter the home. This is one of the most common new roof signs.
The last issue that mold causes if it’s invaded your roof is structural damage. Spots in your home, such as your attic, can be impacted by the presence of mold, even if it’s on the exterior of your roof. Mold may begin growing along wooden support beams or other structural areas and could affect the structural integrity of your space. Luckily, there are ways to clear this type of mold or replace damaged beams if needed. It’s vital to regularly inspect these hidden areas of your home to avoid expensive repairs.
A moldy roof can be a huge headache for homeowners. If you suspect a mold problem may be impacting your roof, it’s important to take quick action so it doesn’t become an issue throughout your entire home.
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