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Roofing Mold in Florida

Florida's humidity is high– year round, creating a dreamy environment for mold and mildew. But for some homeowners, these two funguses can be a nightmare.

Mold and mildew can occur because of the hot temperatures beating down on the roofs all year round. The heat builds up underneath the roof, the central air generates a lot of energy and drives even more heat up into the attic, and if that attic is not vented, then you have just created a mini rainforest in addition to all the humidity that Florida maintains.

Mold, Mold, Everywhere

There is a common myth that mold and mildew grow only in humid climates and in old houses. Not so. Houses in regions that get heavy rainfall year round may never see mold because they maintain roofing inspections, have durable roofs in good condition, and adequate venting in their attics. Humidity of course is required for mold to grow, but you could be living in the Desert and still have to tear your house down because of harmful toxins from mold.

If houses in the driest and hottest areas of the country can develop a mold or mildew problems, and they certainly can, then imagine how easy the problem can arise here in humid Florida.

Mold Sweet Mold

In homes, mold and mildew growth primarily results from neglect. The most common cause is roof damage. A leaky roof is like an open door to this dark fungus, but a simple bi-yearly examination can save you thousands in repair costs, an average of 80%.

But mold and mildew come with another cost factor. When you face the fact that your home has been invaded by this silent menace, you are not only in danger of major roof and house repair, you are also faced by the fact that you have introduce harmful bacteria into the intimacy of your living space. Once you begin to see evidence of mold and mildew, it may be too late to just spray and wipe. At this point, your dry wall and the very timbers of your house have been infected. That is why prevention is your best remedy.

Mold, Mold, Everywhere

There is a common myth that mold and mildew grow only in humid climates and in old houses. Not so. Houses in regions that get heavy rainfall all year round may never see mold because they maintain roofing inspections, have durable roofs in good condition, and adequate venting in their attics. Humidity of course is required for mold to grow, but you could be living in the Mohave Desert and still have to tear your house down because of harmful toxins from mold. If houses in the driest and hottest areas of the country can develop a mold or mildew problem, and they certainly can, then imagine how easy the problem can arise here in humidity land.

Mold and Mildew Prevention

To prevent mold growth, keep your home dry and have your roof and attic inspected at least twice a year. Contact a local roofing contractor to schedule an affordable maintenance plan. This little step can keep you and your home healthy.

Call Amherst Roofing today for more information.  Amherst Roofing has been serving all of Collier and Lee County since 1987.  Call today for a free estimate