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When your roofing system has minor damage, you need to remedy the situation quickly. Many people are unaware of the potential problems that even one missing shingle can create. For this reason, you need to repair any issues you find before a larger problem can develop.
Whether a shingle came off in a storm or it is bent in the wrong direction, you have the potential for interior damage to your home. Moisture causes a lot of problems, one of which is rotting the plywood base of your roof.
When a shingle is not properly secured, your water barrier is no longer effective at stopping moisture from penetrating the plywood base of your roofing system. Since the water barrier is compromised, it gives wood rot a food source. With a food source, oxygen and temperatures between 40 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the rot will continue to grow.
As the rot continues to grow, it will go beyond the plywood of your roof. The rot will damage any wood surface it can find, which means it will eventually spread to the wood support beams in your attic and then into the wood supporting your home's walls.
Mold is another problem that can develop from moisture leaking in through a damaged portion of your roof. Mold, like rot, is a fungus and requires a food source like wood, oxygen and moisture to grow.
Since there are so many different types of mold, it is hard to predict which one will grow inside your home. Some homes even develop multiple types of mold that grows on wood beams and behind the drywall of the interior ceilings and walls.
On the other hand, some mold types simply discolor or stain the wood. The problem with these species is that it is very difficult to remove the mold from the surface.
Another factor to consider is that mold grows very fast and it can be time-consuming to remove it completely from your home. You may also require additional assistance for large amounts of mold, which means hiring a mold removal or roofing company to handle the work for you.
If you are thinking about waiting to repair your minor roof damage, you need to be aware of what the consequences could be. You risk allowing excess moisture into your home, which could lead to wood rot and mold growth. To help stop these problems from occurring, you should contact a roofer, so they can fix the damage in a timely manner.