If you aren’t inspecting your home’s exterior siding regularly, you run the risk of letting mold wreak havoc on your property and possibly affecting the health of your household. Mold is a harmful fungus that produces spores, which can multiply quickly. It’s difficult to prevent it, but you can replace the siding when cleaning is no longer an option. Here, the residential roofing experts at Roof Guard, LLC in Sterling, NE, share some of the risks caused by mold.

4 Hazards of Mold to Your Home’s Siding

1. Damage

If you have wood siding, mold will eat away at the surface and eventually penetrate it, causing more problems. Once it invades, mold can cover most of your home if steps aren’t taken to mitigate the damage. Replacing the affected siding will remove the fungus, but the new material needs to be cleaned regularly to keep the mold away.

2. Spores

SidingMold spores on the siding can enter your home through open windows and doors. Once the spores invade your house, it won’t be long before moist areas in the bathrooms and kitchen become infected, along with furniture, wooden surfaces, walls, carpeting, and floorboards.

3. Health Problems

Mold is a health hazard and can affect your breathing, especially for if you suffer from asthma and allergies. Inhalation can compromise the immune system in children, the elderly, and those already suffering from illnesses. In serious cases, it can lead to lung diseases and hospitalization.

4. Lower Property Value

Fungus is toxic, and when it’s no longer inconspicuous, it can become a real eyesore. Further, the valuation of your home can depreciate, depending on how severe the mold invasion becomes. It’s wise to start remediation immediately to get the situation under control.

Mold on your exterior siding is not something you should ignore.  Contact the roofing contractors at Roof Guard, LLC in Sterling to handle all your siding inspection and installation needs. To speak with one of their friendly team members, call (402) 314-5083, or visit them online for more information about their company.