Mold can cause extensive damage to a home's infrastructure, especially in humid areas. The weather conditions in Texas are often perfect for the growth of mold to run rampant. However, homeowners can win the battle by following a few preventative roofing maintenance tips. A knowledgeable Sugar Land roofing contractor can assist any homeowner interested in implementing some or all of the following suggestions.
Mold thrives in warm, moist environments. The trick to controlling it is to create an environment that is hostile toward mold. Taking preventative measures is the easier and more affordable option, rather than fixing it after it has gotten out of control.
Attics are spaces in the house that commonly feature mold problems. This is because most attics are improperly ventilated, causing them to collect both heat and moisture. To prevent the growth of mold, make sure the attic ventilation system is adequate for the size of the house.
Many mold problems inside the home have their origins in a leaking roof that has gone undetected. This type of leak usually occurs when the sealants or flashing on a roofing penetration deteriorate and allow moisture to seep under the shingles. The moisture then runs down the penetration and into an interior wall. To prevent this type of problem, make sure that sealants are replaced as they reach the end of their usable lifespan.
The roofers from Houston Restoration Services of Sugar Land can answer any questions about remodeling or residential roofing.
Mold often takes root in a home's exterior walls when gutters are not properly functioning. When gutters become clogged with dead leaves, seed pods and other debris, rainwater no longer flows freely to the downspouts and away from the home where it is harmless. Instead, it spills over the edge of the gutters and dribbles under the soffits and fascia boards, where it can leak into the wall, causing a host of problems. Cleaning the gutters at least twice a year is the best way to avoid mold problems in the exterior walls.
The easiest way for homeowners to ensure that their roofing system is not causing or contributing to a mold problem in their home is to hire a professional roofer to perform a maintenance inspection of the home every year. The types of services included in a maintenance inspection vary from company to company, so homeowners should get a detailed description of the services provided by the roofer they choose. A reputable roofer will first walk the roof and look for signs of problems. Some roofers even include cleaning out the gutters as part of their annual maintenance inspections for homeowners who purchase their maintenance services with their new roof.