Roof Rot Protection
Serving Vancouver WA and Portland OR
The roof on a commercial property protects not only the building but also everything inside, the people working there, and the business itself. Roof rot and mold can compromise not only the structure itself but the health of everyone who works in and around it. Quickly identifying the problem means it can be dealt with sooner and potentially dangerous results can be avoided. Mold removal and roof rot protection help ensure the longevity of the roof and save on replacement costs in the long run.
How to Identify Roof Rot or Mold in a Commercial Roof
Mold grows in areas with moisture, spreads, and breaks down organic material over time. Wet rot is caused by the same issues. Dry rot is another problem that can affect a commercial roof. Moisture is not needed for this to spread. It is caused by a fungus, but the end results are the same: instability, holes, and the need to repair or replace a roof. Any roof that feels spongy or soft probably has an issue with mold or rot.
Cracks, holes, and gaps in the roof invite mold and rot to take hold. Even though many commercial roofs are made from synthetic sheets instead of organic materials, the slightest gap or hole can allow moisture and mold into the wood support underneath.
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Roof Rot Protection and Mold Removal
Once these problems set in, the best solution is complete removal of the affected area and replacement with new roofing material. Every bit of the problem must come out or it can spread again into new roofing.
A reputable contractor like Legit Roofing can ensure a watertight commercial roof so it cannot happen again. Proper drainage for a flat or only slightly sloped roof is essential. Fix gutters or drains, build up areas that may puddle, and keep a close eye on things during rainstorms. Extra sealant on seams or an anti-fungal treatment on exposed wood may also help.
Eradicating mold and removing the roof rot as soon as they are detected takes the help of a professional roofing contractor who knows what to look for and how to solve the problem. Although the trouble may not seem as acute as a large leak or structural damage, these two things can make the building quite unsafe as time goes by.