You've seen the horrors that a collapsed roof creates. But did you know that many of these disasters result from roof rot, a structural condition which is caused by several species of wood-eating fungus? Roof rot can damage your roof and potentially destroy it.
At Vertex Roofing Contractors we help you prevent and treat your roof so you can avoid or repair roof rot. Our insured and certified technicians offer guaranteed roofing services and serve all of Utah. Call Vertex Roofing today at (801) 639-0477 for a free estimate.
What is Roof Rot?
Roof rot is caused by fungi that attack the roof deck and the other wooden components that support your roof. Roof rot thrives on high humidity, and the fungi that cause it (there are several strains) grow at a rapid pace. Even in dry climates, sealed-off attics with little ventilation are highly susceptible to roof rot, which may be why it is also called dry rot.
How does Roof Rot Start?
Moisture in the air starts roof rot in your attic. Poor ventilation encourages the build-up of humidity in your attic, and wood-eating fungi grow at a very rapid rate. Weather tight homes can actually push more moist air upwards, encouraging roof rot, even when conditions inside your home aren't humid.
What are the Signs of Roof Rot?
Wood in the attic may become soft and crumbly, which people sometimes mistake for termite damage. Any area in your attic may feel damp to the touch, including rafters, load-bearing beams, girders joists, and other parts of the structure that supports your roof. Vertex Roofing Contractors can diagnose signs of roof rot for you.
If your walls become wet or your roof is sagging, you should call Vertex Roofing Contractors for help immediately, as roof collapse could be imminent.
How is Roof Rot Prevented?
Installing attic fans, vents, ensuring proper ventilation, and repairing any damaged shingles can help prevent roof rot from starting. At Vertex Roofing Contractors we will help you plan attic remodels even before roof rot begins.
Are there Health Problems Associated with Roof Rot?
Unfortunately, yes. The effects of the fungus that creates root rot make an ideal breeding ground for molds, which can cause a number of health problems. This just one of the reasons to take measures to prevent or treat roof rot immediately.
Don't Let Roof Rot Ruin Your Home! Vertex Roofing Offers Roof Inspections, Repair, and Replacements in Utah
Whether your home may already have roof rot or you simply want to prevent the possibility, you need to take action soon. Replacing your entire roof can be extremely expensive and the damage caused by a fallen roof can be incalculable.
Located in Salt Lake City, Vertex Roofing Contractors is a preferred contractor that serves all of Utah. We have a complete satisfaction guarantee and licensed, certified and insured technicians with 12 years of professional experience. You can contact us online or call us at (801) 639-0477. Get in touch with us today! Vertex Roofing Contractors will give you a free estimate with our 24 hr quick quote service. Special financing available for 12 months on approved credit.