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April 29, 2019




How to Identify Mold Growth In Soffits

Mold can sit in your soffits for months and you would never get to know, until the issue comes to notice and the problem escalates. A late identification of the problem can lead to a more expensive affair in getting the renovation and repair work done. Here’s all you need to know about that mold sitting in your soffit and how to treat it:

What does the mold growth typically look like?

Soffit mold almost always appears with a dark grey or black coloration. The growth pattern tends towards radiating, circular spotting. Dimensionally, the mold growth is typically flat.

Is it important to get rid of the mold?

It is vital that you address any mold problems that you find on your home’s soffit and fascia areas while they are still small and before they have time to grow and further damage the wood. Mold just doesn’t affect the exterior of the house, if allowed to grow; it greatly affects the air quality inside the house.

What steps are necessary to prevent mold growth from returning to the soffits?

Step 1: Find the water source that is leaving your soffits moist and resolve the underlying moisture problem

Step 2: Kill the mold colonies with a bleach solution

Step 3: Sand or replace moisture-damaged wood

Step 4: Paint the wood to protect it

Contact Turnbull Roofing and Renovations Ltd. today and you’ll have a team of industry experts handle your renovation and roofing requirements. A family-run company proudly serving the Durham and Bowmanville-Clarington Region, we have been the pioneers of roofing services for over 30 years. To get professional assistance or a free quote, write to us at info@turnbullroofing.com or call (905) 579-7663.