Procrastinating on your roof problems? If yes, you should probably shrug off procrastination and get down to work right away.
Roof leaks develop due to a number of reasons, such as weather changes, lack of proper maintenance, improper roof installation etc. Considering the amount of damage they cause, leaky roofs should be repaired as soon as possible.
Here are some uncommon damages that’ll help you understand the seriousness of the issue:
Not repairing a leaky roof can lead to health problems. People suffering from nasal congestion, rhinitis, inflammations, asthma and high sensitivity are the ones who are at a higher risk. Unrepaired roof leakages may lead to mold and mildew which can cause allergic reactions, asthmatic symptoms and other serious health problems.
Your attic is one the first areas damaged due to roof leaks. In addition to this, it may affect your ceiling, forming dark, wet patches that may even damage the ceiling paint. If your electrical wiring is placed in the attic or ceiling, a leaky roof could pose a fire threat from shorted wires. It is recommended that you turn off the electricity to the affected area, until your roof is repaired.
High Utility Bills
Leaky roofs can lead to high utility bills. Water intrusion is detrimental to the insulation in your attic area. Your fiberglass or cellulose insulation might become saturated and take a long time for it to dry out. If you put off a roof repair for a long time period, you might experience chronic water intrusion. This will deplete the insulation to a great extent. Ultimately, your home may lose cool air during the summer, resulting in higher utility bills.
Compromised Structural Integrity
Damaged rafters, ceiling joists, fascia boards, wall framing and exterior trim may be consequences of a leaking roof. Chronic roof leaks may lead to wood deterioration and rotten, weakened roof framing which may causes serious problems. You should not look into these severe roof problems on your own but instead have a professional roofing company inspect your roof for hazards and needed repairs.In order to avoid these more costly repairs it’s important that you get your roof repaired as soon as you notice a leak.