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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

 
Roofs That Do Not Last | Print |

Roofs That Do Not Last

What is the life expectancy of your roof? What are the reasons that your roof might not last?

If you have a roof that is expected to have a long life and it is not holding up, you should first have it inspected to determine whether it was put on properly. This inspection will also be able to determine if the roofing product is prematurely failing due to manufacturing problems. This will let you rely on the product warranty.

Two other big reasons why your roof might not last is the sunshine and the rainfall. UV (ultra-violet) light has a real impact on the life of materials that are exposed to it. UV light strips the protective oils from the material. It cooks these products leaving them dried and brittle to any movement they encounter. Rainfall degrades products because of its soaking characteristics. If products are not able to dry off, their wet condition can have a devastating effect on them. Roofs are meant to shed water and not to be submerged in it. If your roof has areas that tend to create debris buildups and dams the water run-off, your roof will not hold up. Inspections to determine corrective actions can be of great assistance in this case.

Debris buildups and foliage growth that cause abrasion to the surfaces will both destroy the roofing material and accelerate the degradation. You should always keep your roof clean of debris buildups like pine needles and leaves if you want it to last. Tree branches can wear away the surface coatings and coverings that are extremely integral to the life of your roof itself.

In choosing the right roof and roofing material, you would be well served to drive around the area where you live and notice different roofs with different ages to find out how well they perform in your environment. If you like a few different types of roofs, then contact some of the manufacturers and listen to what they expect out of their roofing products in your area. Amherst Roofing will speak with you in-depth about the different roofing products as well as provide you with the information you need from the manufacturers. If you like, we can make appointments for the manufacturers’ representatives to meet with all of us and lay out their recommendations for what you are wanting. This is a preliminary step to take that will provide you with important information that will be of a great benefit to you when you start with us directory.

Call Amherst Roofing today for more information at 239-594-1133.

 
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