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Protect Your Malvern Home From Mold Growth And Roofing Leaks


Roof Leaks And Mold Growth: How Are They Related?

The Hidden Dangers Of Roof Leaks And How To
Protect Your Malvern, PA, Home

Worried that your leaking roof could be causing serious problems inside your Malvern home? Roof leaks and mold go hand and hand, and if you have one, you likely have the other. 

Mold can attract pests into your home and make your family sick. It can grow quickly and spread to other areas in your home quickly. Mold remediation is expensive, and it’s much easier to protect your home from mold growth than to deal with it.

Let’s look at the relationship between leaky roofs and mold growth and learn how both can be prevented.

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Can A Roof Leak Lead To Mold In Your Home?

If your Malvern roof is leaking, there’s a high chance that you have mold in your home. Anytime water gets into your home, it soaks into porous surfaces. The humidity in your home keeps the area around the leak damp, which is something mold loves. 

Even a roof that has only leaked for a short time can cause water damage and mold growth. If you find mold growing in your home or are worried that your leaking roof could lead to mold growth, arrange for a full roof inspection and asphalt shingle roof repair. 

What Are The Signs Of Mold Growth?

It’s not always easy to tell if mold is growing in your home. It usually grows in damp, dark places. If mold is growing due to a leak in your residential roof, it may grow in your attic or crawl space or behind walls and trim. Some signs of mold growth are outlined below.  

Stains

Mold causes brown, black, or red stains on the surface. If your home is leaking and mold grows, you may notice these stains on your ceiling, walls, or flooring. 

Sometimes the mold grows behind drywall or paneling, and it’s not easy to notice. By the time it comes to the surface, the mold infestation may be severe. 

Musty Odor

As mold grows and spreads, you might notice a musty smell. The more mold in your home, the worse the odor. It may smell earthy, damp, sour, or rotten. If you can smell mold, it also means you could be inhaling the mold spores, which can be dangerous.

Health Issues

Many people have allergic reactions to mold or feel sick when it grows in the home. If you notice your family suffering from a sore throat, breathing problems, skin rashes, or eye problems, it could be a sign that mold is growing in your home.

How Can Asphalt Roof Replacement
Prevent Mold Growth?

The best protection against mold growth is a new, expertly installed, asphalt shingle roof system installed with adequate ventilation.

An asphalt roof replacement installed by a skilled team of roofing contractors will eliminate the leaks and leave you with a roof that protects your home from the elements. 

Choosing durable materials for your new roofing will ensure it lasts a long time and that no water can make its way into your home, creating a damp environment that promotes mold growth. 

What Should I Do If I See Mold Growing
In My Home?

If you find mold growing in your home, you need to act fast. Arrange for a roofing inspection and free quote from Best Contracting to find out if there is a leak in your roof and what kind of repairs to expect

Once the asphalt roof repairs are complete and the roof no longer leaks, you can arrange mold remediation services. 

This will ensure the mold is safely removed from your home. Remember, a leaking roof is not the only thing that can cause mold growth, so inspect other areas of your home for issues as well.

Count On Best Contracting For High Quality
Roofing To Protect Your Malvern
Home From Leaks

When it comes to protecting your Malvern, PA, home from leaks and mold growth, you can’t be too careful. You don’t want to choose a material that is cheaply made and unlikely to hold up to the elements. 

You want the best materials and the best asphalt shingle roofing contractors to install them. At Best Contracting, we only work with premium materials. 

We believe in doing something right the first time, and our skilled contractors won’t settle for anything less than perfection. 

If you are ready to arrange for an asphalt shingle roof repair or replacement, contact Best Contracting online or call (717) 283–4524 to get a free estimate.


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