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    The problem of mold is one that has plagued homeowners since time immemorial. A lot of issues ensue from damaged roofs that keep taking on water, including the buildup of certain types of mold overtime, which can be more or less dangerous, depending on the type of roof you own and the type of wood (or other materials) making up the interior structure of your roof – which, unsurprisingly, can also develop mold if exposed to enough moisture over enough time.


    It stands to reason that water damage can lead to mold, but many homeowners don’t understand just how much mold can be formed and in how many areas.


    External mold forming on top of your roof is the most visible type. You can usually find and identify it pretty easily, possibly even without using a mold detection kit. However, there are subtle areas you might not even assume would form mold – and even if you know it does, it’s hard to link them to the roof itself.


    One of them is the deeper layer of the internal structure of the roof, which, without any visible leaks can be hard to track down to the roof. However, poorly installed roofing systems with bad insulation and ventilation can actually lead to internal heat and moisture forming over time.


    These elements will be hard to detect unless you notice visible changes such as your attic becoming too moist. In many cases, you’ll start noticing mold forming on the interior walls of your attic, by which time the infestation might already have impacted most of your roof. Frequent roof inspections by are crucial to prevent this issue from ever arising.