Home remodelers and homeowners alike recoil at the mere mention of mold, an indication that the mold issue is a scary topic even for the most experienced exterior contractors and property owners. As a result, cleaning products that are catered specifically for mold removal are marketed left and right. But as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure.
So how does one really solve the mold predicament? One of the answers might lie in exterior upgrades. In this article, All American Roofing discusses how remodeling your windows and siding can help keep mold problems at bay.
How Mold Grows
Outdoors, mold is naturally occurring and helps break down dead organic matter. However, any instance of mold within a home should be a cause for concern. The main culprits are mold spores, further helped along by moisture, warmth and a dark environment. Mold growth can happen within 24 to 48 hours and can pose serious health risks if left untreated.
The Benefits of Exterior Upgrades
Due to their constant exposure to the elements conducive to mold growth, your windows and siding are one of the first parts of the house to be affected. It only makes sense to focus on these areas when dealing with mold. Replacing your old, damaged windows and siding eliminates all the problems that cause and contribute to mold growth. Not to mention that exterior upgrades increase the curb appeal of your home.
Energy-efficient windows and siding prevent air leaks, helping you keep warm as well as avoid paying for costly energy bills in the process. It’s worth noting that your roof can also suffer from mold infestations due to prolonged exposure to moisture. Most roofing companies offer regular roof maintenance, and you might want to take advantage of this offer to keep your home mold-free.
While mold growth is a serious problem, it can be stopped dead in its tracks through exterior upgrades. Ensuring the structural integrity of your roof, windows and siding is a crucial step in mold mitigation. Protect your home by choosing to work with a trustworthy contractor.
All American Roofing offers top-notch home repair services. We serve homes and commercial properties in Oklahoma City and other areas in OK. Call us today at (918) 583-0100 to schedule a service appointment. You can also fill out this form to request a free consultation.