Humans are susceptible to a variety of different illnesses. The human race has had allergies, diseases, cancers and many other sicknesses in the past decades. There have been studies that were conducted which yielded results showing the relation of lead to the illnesses of some of the individuals. Are you sitting back and thinking what does any of this have to do with roof repairs? Listen closely because you will soon find out.
There is a high demand for metal roofing for both buildings and homes in the current market. There are many great reasons that you should consider repairing your roof with a metal roof. However there are also some considerations that you need to think about in regards to what is best for your health. Metal is a type of material that can carry lead in it. When you are searching for a roof it is important to take not of what their metal is made out of.
If you are pregnant and you are around a roof repairing project you should have knowledge about the health risks that you are putting yourself at as well as the baby inside of you. There are both physical and mental side effects from an improper exposure to lead. The health risks for adults can be as severe as blood disorders or damage to your kidneys.
The thing to take note of is that the amount of lead exposure is very slim but can even cause these side effects with that small amount. Children can have very severe life threatening effects on their development.
The only way that an individual could be effected by metal roofing that contains particles of lead in it is if they have direct contact with it. Since people typically are not directly in contact with a roof unless they are the roofing company’s employees it will be difficult for people to be effected by the lead in a metal roof.
This leads to the importance of an attic that has the most appropriate ventilation system. If an attic has poor ventilation the lead from the roof can get into the attic. As with anything, over time the lead particles will then make their way into the rest of the home. This can then lead to the health risks of the individuals who are inside of the home or building.
Poor ventilation can also lead to mold growth. Humans who are exposed to mold also are at a great risk for health problems. Mold is a form of fungus. Fungus is something that will cause severe immune system damage. If there is a metal roofing installed in your home or building then it should just be a common sense choice to make sure that there is the necessary ventilation installed as well. Anything you can do to prevent mold growth with reassure that everyone in that place will not become ill. The temperature in your attic can also be a factor that will cause mold growth. Anywhere that there is moisture present, mold can grow.