If you own a home, it’s important to be aware of how roofing leaks can cause potential mold problems. In many ways, roof leakage can contribute to both minor and major mold infestations within your home which can cause structural damage and health concerns.

Here are some of the most common culprits of roofing leaks and mold problems that Buffalo homeowners should know about: 

Common roofing leak causes

While not every roofing leak directly causes mold, many leakage issues can lead to mold formation over time if left untreated. Some of the most common causes of roofing leaks include broken shingles; poorly installed flashing; ice dams; clogged gutters; and an improperly installed roofing system.

Signs of roofing leaks

Being aware of common roofing leak signs can help you detect a leak and prevent mold build-up at its source. Some of the most frequent signs of mold-related roofing leaks include darkening spots on ceilings; cracked or bubbled plaster; crumbling drywall; wood decay around skylights or windows; and poor interior air quality. If you notice these signs in or around your home – or any other indications of mold – be sure to call a roofing professional immediately for an inspection.

Roof leakage repair & mold remediation

After the source of leakage is identified, it’s critical to first have your roof’s leak promptly repaired by a licensed roofing contractor who can implement the best long-term solution. Once this initial step is completed, you’ll need to enlist mold remediation services to fully assess and eliminate any mold damage. This involves full mold removal, deodorization, and restoration of the affected area.

If you’re dealing with suspected roofing leakage or mold issues in your home, call the roofing professionals at AVA Roofing in Buffalo, NY today. We will be happy to discuss roofing leaks and our roof repair services in detail and recommend the best course of action for your concerns.