Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Home Roof Leak Problems Extend beyond Water Damage

by William Gerard

A leaky roof can cause widespread water damage to your home, leading to a compromised structure that no longer meets its performance imperatives. While water damage to property is dreadful, it is not the only problem that roof leaks can cause. 

The water entering your home interiors through the roof can create many problems if ignored. Read along to acquaint yourself with a few other issues caused by a leaky roof.

Mold Growth

In outdoor environments, molds grow naturally and assist in breaking down decaying organic material such as fallen leaves, lawn clippings, and dying trees. But indoors, they pose a serious health concern to building occupants.

Molds can exist in virtually any environment where oxygen and moisture are present. Roof leaks create the damp conditions required for mold growth inside homes. If the mold is disturbed, it can release mold spores into the air, adversely affecting the health of your household members.

Prolonged exposure to certain house molds can cause and aggravate allergies, trigger respiratory complications and even lead to death. To effectively remove and remediate the mold, you should repair your roof to prevent further water seepage into your home.

Ruined Aesthetics

The water that penetrates your roof due to leaks can ruin the aesthetics of your home interiors and exteriors. 

Water stains, discoloration, sogginess, and other visible signs of water damage to your ceiling and the interior and exterior walls of your house never look nice. Before you can fix the damage to restore the aesthetics of your home, you will have to address the underlying cause of the problem — the leaks in your residential roof.

Pest Infestations

Did you know there is a correlation between roof leaks and pest infestations at home?

In addition to encouraging mold growth and causing your interior and exterior surfaces to look unsightly, the damp conditions that water leaks create can also invite moisture-seeking pests such as termites into your home. When this happens, you may need expensive interventions to remove unwanted pests from your home.

To keep pests out of your home, always attend to the leaks in your residential roof to eliminate moisture.

Roof leaks can create big expensive problems if left unchecked for a long time. To prevent water leaks and the problems they cause in your home, contact a residential roof leak repair contractor if you suspect or have seen the signs of leaks in your home's roofing system.


About Me

Spotting Roof Trouble Early

Do you know how to tell if you have problems with your flashing, loose shingles, or damaged tar pitch? Well, I didn't either until I experienced some of those issues on my own. One day, I realized that my roof was leaking and that I needed to find a solution fast. After contacting a professional roofing company, they were able to solve my troubles and teach me the signs of trouble. I want you to avoid the same types of hassles, which is why my blog is filled to the brim with information about roofing and home ownership. You never know, these tips could really come in handy!