How Black Mold Develops on The Roof

By Stacy Mellete

Black mold is a serious concern on the roof. Not only is it unsightly, but it’s also a serious health risk to people with allergies and it can impact your roof as well.

Read on as Affordable Roofing Systems, your local roofing contractor Brandon FL, discusses more.

How Black Mold Develops on The Roof

Black Mold: A Consequence of Leaks

Black mold is the result of leak and moisture damage that was never addressed. Mold usually appears on the ceiling of the attic or the wooden portions, such as the deck and the frame. More serious cases of black mold often involve the fungus making its way on the surface of the roof itself, appearing as very unsightly dark streaks or smudges on the shingles.

The mold often follows the trail of the leak, which means it can easily spread throughout the structure of your house. More often than not, it will invade the vents, ending up on the carpets, furniture and even your clothing.

Toxic and Non-Toxic Mold

Black mold can either be toxic or non-toxic; either way, its presence can make your residential roof in Brandon Florida  very unsightly. In more serious cases, mold may damage the wooden structures of the roofing system, causing it to rot prematurely. Black mold will still have an impact on your property value even if it doesn’t outright damage the roof. The mere fact that it can be seen from the curb lowers the aesthetics of your home.

Health Concerns

Black mold can pose serious health concerns for people with high nasal sensitivity or asthma. What’s dangerous about it is how fast it can proliferate throughout your home. The more it ends up in the other parts of your home, the worse your air quality.

Addressing Black Mold

The best way to address black mold is to prevent it from happening in the first place.  The way to do this is through preventive roof repair; specifically, addressing leaks when they are still small and easier to patch up. By doing this, you prevent patches of moisture from appearing on the roof and attic where mold will most likely develop.

Affordable Roofing Systems offers complete roofing services – from mold remediation to metal roofing installation Brandon. Call us now at (813) 542-8462 or use this form to learn more about our services. We are a local roofing contractor in Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, Clearwater and  St. Petersburg, FL.

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