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Common Causes Of Mold In Your Attic

Posted in Blog on April 21st, 2014 by Hunter Adams

When there is mold growth in your attic space, it can be difficult to determine the exact reason for the growth. However, there are a few common causes that may be the source of the problem.

1. Inadequate Roof Ventilation

Proper roof ventilation is important in any home. A lack of ventilation can cause humid air to remain inside the attic, creating elevated moisture levels. During colder months, this humid air can condense and create water pockets on roof framing and sheathing. If not taken care of, this constant moisture can create mildew and mold.

2. Roof Leaks

Water damage and mold can occur when your roof is inadequately sealed or maintained. Having your roof regularly inspected and repaired can prevent roof leaks, reducing the opportunity for mold growth to occur.

3. Missing Attic Insulation

Attic insulation helps keep hot and cold air from escaping your home, saving you energy and money. Additionally, insulation helps reduce the likelihood of mold in your attic. Make sure that your attic is properly equipped with insulation and maintain so that future problems with mold growth can be avoided.

To learn more about the causes and solutions to mold growth in your home or attic, call MD Moldtesting.com today at 301-717-1454.