Many people have their suspicions that their residential or commercial roof is harbouring unsightly mold spores. Ultra dangerous and responsible for a myriad of health concerns in both humans and pets, Claw Roofing in Calgary recommends following your intuition and getting a definitive answer. Believe it or not, many clients have no idea how bad the situation is until we replace their roof. The following tell-tale signs can alert you if mildew and mold have taken hold on your roof. While many think this is an issue only affecting coastal areas and damp climates, this is simply not true. Leaky roofs, damaged shingles and water damage can be the start of a very disintegrating and damaging issue.
Signature Mold Signs
Visually inspecting your roof line every time you clean your chimney and hang or dismantle Christmas lights is a great way to check things out up close and personally. Look for green, black or orange spots or fungi growth along the valleys where water drains. Check around and above bathroom windows as this is one of the most moisture rich areas of your home. Unfortunately, not every homeowner inspects their roof on a regular basis. Many individuals first become suspicious of a mold problem when family members experience cold, allergy or respiratory symptoms that don’t seem to dissipate.
Common Physical Symptoms of Mold Exposure
- Sore throat
- Itchy skin
- Skin rashes
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Respiratory distress, asthma symptoms
- Watery eyes
- Lack of focus
- Sleep disturbances
Pay attention if family members seem to be more ill when they are at home and notice if symptoms lesson when you are walking the dog or spend a few days away. Often, these symptoms are dismissed as seasonal allergies, the current cold bug or Asthma. It is imperative not to ignore these problems as the mold will not go away and health can deteriorate dramatically if left unaddressed.
Roof Inspections Provide Answers
Claw Roofing proudly offers roofing contracting services to residential and commercial buildings all over Calgary, Southern Alberta and throughout the Kootenay Valley. Our team is happy to conduct a free estimate on your property and deliver you the answers you are seeking. If paying for your roof is causing you to lose sleep at night; rest assured…we have financing options available. We are committed to replacing, repairing and upgrading your roofing situation so that your family and employees can maintain optimum health and security.
From Flat Roofs to Shingles…We Do It All!
Our certified Journeyman Roofers are licensed and insured. Safety, efficiency and stellar customer service from start to finish are things that we deliver on every jobsite. Torch on roofs, tar and gravel, membrane materials and shingles need to be installed properly in order to be effective. Our highly trained crew believes in getting the job done right the first time. Enjoy working with friendly, qualified professionals who take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Understanding how to maintain your new roof will enable you to enjoy it for years to come; regardless of our challenging Alberta weather!