There’s More Danger to Roofing Leaks than You Realize

Spring is finally here and Minnesota and North Dakota are, in general, done with the cold winter though isolated snowfalls here and there are still expected. However, part of welcoming the new season is the reality of facing nasty roofing issues from leaks and misshapen gutters to broken shingles. Roof damage brought about by the assault of snow and freezing winds can be quite taxing to even think about. The usual accompanying issues are just as distressing: water spots, wet insulation, damp framework, cracking paint, etc.

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IMAGE

Still, professional contractors for roofing in Moorhead MN are more concerned about where leaks will eventually lead to: mold and mildew growth in the damp portions of the attic, walls, and windows that can trigger allergy issues. An article from the CDC offers a substantial explanation to inform the public of this vital concern:

Health problems associated with excessive damp conditions and mold include:

ALLERGIES

Allergic responses like those to pollen or animal dander are the most common types of health problems related to mold. Typical symptoms include sneezing; irritation of the nose, mouth, or throat; nasal stuffiness and runny nose; and red, itchy or watery eyes. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores can cause a person who was not previously allergic to mold to become allergic to mold. For people with known allergies, molds can trigger asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, or cough. Irritation can also occur in non-allergenic (non-sensitized) people.

Contractors for roofing in Fargo ND would advise residents to never postpone plans to have their roofs and gutters checked to avoid compromising the health of the members of the household. If it’s about your family’s safety, do not settle for anything mediocre and go for a company like A & B Improvements that has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and a GAF Master Elite certification.

 

(Article Excerpt and Image From Indoor Environment Quality Dampness and Mold in Buildings, CDC.gov)

 

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