High humidity is the main condition for the appearance of mold. It is not mandatory to have visible signs of humidity in the house, for mold to appear; a small roof leak and some water infiltrated into the attic is enough, just as it is the lack of proper ventilation!
The accumulation of heat in the structure of unventilated roofs leads to the accelerated aging of the cover materials and the degradation of the resistance structure. On sunny days, the temperature typically exceeds 65°C, the thermal insulation stores the heat that subsequently radiates to the living space, creating discomfort and additional operating costs, imposed by the need for air conditioning.
Often, the lack of ventilation of the roof also leads to the appearance of condensation and problems associated with the microbiological attack on the wood in the roof`s structure. In turn, the accumulation of condensation leads to the appearance of mold and mildew, and may affect the painted surfaces.
BBB approved Colorado Springs roofing companies warn us that roofing manufacturers tend to cancel the roof warranty in case of non-compliance with the ventilation requirements, as well as with the regular maintenance of the roof.
How can roof maintenance help you get rid of mold and mildew? Simple! – Maintenance involves inspecting and cleaning the roof on a regular basis, operations that must be performed by roofing specialists. They know exactly what to do and what to look for, so they will have no trouble identifying vulnerabilities that could lead to water infiltrations and to the appearance of problems associated with humidity. Small repairs made on time will keep away the big problems and, implicitly, the big expenses!