There are numerous enemies that your roofing could have, but mold infestation is probably the worst. This type of fungus will not only damage the structure of the roof and make it less appealing, but it will also make its way inside your home and cause even more damages. And the most alarming part is, it can jeopardize your family’s health too.
For this reason, it is crucial that you get rid of mold as soon as possible. Here are signs that, indeed, there is mold in your roof:
1. Leaky Roof
Do you have water leaks everywhere? That is a sign that mold has infested your roof and it will continue to spread if you don’t do something about it. In fact, these leaks are caused by mold and it will eventually cause the roofing materials to deteriorate and rot, making a more conducive environment for the fungus to grow.
2. Damaged Roof
Those gaps, splits, cracks, holes, punctures, and missing shingles are all possible entry points for mold to spread not only in the roof but throughout your home. With that said, these damages should be repaired with urgency.
3. Musty Odor
That musty odor in your home is another sign of mold growth. You need to check all the areas of your house, particularly the attic, basement, bathroom, and the roof, which is most probably where the mold started.
4. Dark Stains
Dark spots could mean two things: water is building up, particularly on the walls and ceiling, or mold growth. This fungus comes in various colors, so you really have to take a closer look at the different sections of your home.
Do you see bubbles on your roof as well as on the walls and ceilings? That means that there is moisture, which is another thing that can tell you that there is mold growth.