A roof plagued by mold, rodents and other unsavory substances/animals is a roof in danger. Yet many homeowners are unaware of the fact that their roof is infested. However, there are some telltale signs of a roof infestation. Here is a look at how to tell if your roof might be infested and what you can do to prevent a worsening of the situation.
Mold infestations occur when the roofs leak or are otherwise damaged. This gross substance forms when moisture seeps down from the roof and reaches the wood. Moisture rots wood and leads to mold growth. Roof leaks typically occur when there is inadequate insulation, strong storms, ice dams and damage caused by animals. You might have a mold infestation in your roof if you smell a musty scent coming from the attic. This scent is an indication mold is growing, yet there might not be any other clear signs of its presence.
In some case, roof mold manifests with visible signs. If your attic has blotchy stains, there is likely a mold infestation. Mold tends to look similar to soot. It is typically black, brown, grey, white or green in hue. In most cases, mold typically appears in the form of diminutive black spots.
How to Stop Mold from Infesting Your Roof
The best way to stop a mold infestation before it starts is active prevention. If a particularly strong storm passes through the area, have your roof examined by one of our roofing Dallas professionals. We will analyze its integrity, pinpoint weak spots and repair them right away so mold can’t move on down below. If your roof has already been compromised by mold, our roofing experts can help with a comprehensive clean, roof repair and possible replacement.
To the average Texas homeowner, it seems a bit far-fetched that an animal will find his way onto the roof, move on down below and access the attic. However, animal infestations happen more frequently than most assume. Anything from a bat to a bird, squirrel, chipmunk or various insects will attempt to move into your home by way of the roof. These infestations are particularly common when the weather is cold.
An animal that breaches your roof can cause significant damage to your home and even put your loved ones at risk for disease and injury. So, don’t neglect those odd noises coming from above. They are an indication of an animal infestation in your Dallas roof.
How to Stop a Rodent Infestation from Ruining Your Roof
Though these little buggers are certainly sneaky, you can do a couple things to decrease the chances of an infestation. The best thing you can do is have your roof inspected at least once per year. Our roofing contractors will analyze areas of risk like openings along the ridge and other gaps/damage to the fascia, soffit and so on.
If any openings, cracks or holes are in other parts of your home’s exterior aside from the roof, they should be sealed right away. Bushes and shrubs should be trimmed so insects and rodents do not have an easy means of entering your home. Finally, it will help to have the attic properly insulated so there is an extra layer of protection against those pesky critters.
Do Not Underestimate the Risk of a Roof Infestation
Pests in the attic can cause all sorts of problem. They drop their waste in the attic and spread disease. They can destruct the entire roof. It is even possible for animal droppings to damage the home’s structure. Furthermore, animal droppings are odorous. In the case of bats droppings, human exposure has the potential to lead to lung disease.
Rats, bats and squirrels will chew away at your home’s wood, eat away at electrical wiring, pipes and cables. Rodents will even tear apart your insulation by way of the attic, making your home less energy efficient and more costly to warm/cool.
Contact Our Dallas Roofing Experts Today
If you even slightly suspect your roof is infested with mold or rodents, do not assume the problem will work itself out in due time. Our Dallas roofing team is here to help. Give us a call at 469-305-0010 to learn more about our roofing Dallas services and schedule an assessment of your roof.
About Elevated Roofing:
Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.
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