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You can count on a high-quality roof to protect your home for at least 20 years, but it won’t last forever. An aging roof is vulnerable to all kinds of problems, from normal wear and tear to hail damage from a severe storm. One of the most insidious threats to your roof by far is moisture, mostly because people don’t always think of it as something that can do a lot of damage. A little bit of rain or snow won’t cause any problems, but an excess of moisture can all but destroy a roof that isn’t properly maintained. Here are just some of the ways that moisture can damage a roof.

Leaks

This is probably the most common roofing problem that can be caused by moisture. When water collects on a roof due to a ice dam or poor gutters, it can slowly corrode the roof itself. The water eventually wears a hole in your roof and seeps into your home. From there, it can cause water damage to your walls or your floor. To make matters worse, you might not be entirely aware that this is happening if the leak is small enough. Seeing water drip from your ceiling is the most obvious sign of a leak, but you also might notice brown stains on your walls or your ceiling. These are signs of water damage, so contact a roofing contractor if you see these in your home.

Corrosion and Rotting

As moisture takes hold in your roof or the rest of your home, you might notice signs of corrosion and rotting. This might appear in the form of a brown stain where the moisture is at its worst, or you might experience a musty, mildew-like smell in your home. If the corrosion is particularly bad, your walls and ceiling might be soft and spongy to the touch.

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew might be the most dangerous problem associated with moisture in your roof. Mold, particularly black mold, presents a serious health risk to your family and should be removed as quickly as possible. It tends to grow in areas that have been particularly moist for some time, so you can assume that your moisture problem has gotten too big for anyone to ignore by the time you see it.

The good news about moisture in your roof is that it’s relatively easy to prevent. Moisture tends to affect roofs that have already suffered severe damage, so make sure to contact Blue Collar Roofers and schedule an inspection to make sure your roof is in good shape.

Customer Reviews
What our customers are saying

Our experience was fantastic. They worked quickly and efficiently and got the work done in a single day and the roof looks amazing. What we appreciated was the transparency of the work that they were doing and any obstacles that came up they immediately communicated with us. Also when they cleaned up the work site it appeared as if they were never there at all. Exceptional work!

Derek L

We highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers! Everyone we worked with throughout the entire process was professional and respectful. They did a wonderful job and they communicated with us at each step of the way.

Thank you Blue Collar Roofers, Crew!

Alana W

We highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers for any of your roofing needs. They are prompt, responsive, attentive and thorough. Their pricing is competitive and their product and installation process is smooth and transparent. Give Taylor or Alex a call for any of your roofing needs!

Kirsten I

We are so happy with our entire experience with Blue Collar Roofers! Right from the start, Chris did a great job walking us through their process and providing a quote. The workers were very professional. The roof looks great and they did a great job cleaning up after themselves. We would highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers to anyone looking to have a roof repaired or replaced.

Katherine B

Blue Collar Roofers did a complete tear-off and installation at our house. They were fast, professional, and communicated well throughout. The roof looks great, and they went above expectations with new venting (for our old house). We highly recommend them.

Timothy M

Communication and availability throughout the process were incredible. Incredibly pleased with my new roof.

Josh V

Blue Collar Roofers were amazing to work with and our new roof is impeccable! They were very responsive at every stage of the process and always professional and courteous. Communication was great and all of my questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. The team of roofers was efficient and tidy and did not leave a speck of waste. I would recommend Blue Collar Roofers to anyone needing a new roof!

Elise B

Blue Collar’s crew was incredibly professional and efficient. Our new roof looks fantastic. And they so thoroughly cleaned the job site that you would never know they were here. Overall, a great experience–I would recommend Blue Collar to anyone in need of a new roof.

Scott L

I had some roof damage from high winds and I was worried about the potential for more damage due to rain/snow. I called Blue Collar Roofers and spoke with Alex. Alex was great to work with over the phone and sent someone out to assess my roof the very same day. Thankfully I was able to get my roof repaired quickly and the work looks great! Dave did wonderful work! Thank you so much for your great service!

Jill B
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