5 Problems Roof Leaks Cause to a Home

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 at 5:43 am , By C Plus Roofing

One of the last things you want to see in your home is a leak, especially when it is coming from the roof. Roof leaks can do significant damage to your home and not just to the roof. It can also create many other issues that are not immediately apparent.

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5 Problems Roof Leaks Cause to a Home

Here are 5 common issues create by roof leaks:

  • Mold: One of the most dangerous threats to your home, and to your family, is mold. When a roof leak happens and water gets into the structure of your home, it can become a breeding ground for mold – and it can happen almost anywhere.
  • Insulation issues: When water gets into your insulation, it can minimize its effectiveness, something that can lead to higher utility bills and higher energy usage.
  • Slip and falls: This one is often overlooked, but roof leaks pose a serious slip and fall threat, especially if you are unaware that a roof exist. Water can easily make its way down to the ground level and make any surface slick and slippery.
  • Roof damage and aging: Leaks can cause damage to many different components of your roof and other areas of your home. It can also cause attic and ceiling damage, and prematurely age your roof and other areas of your home – resulting in more repairs to your home sooner than you anticipated.
  • Compromised Structural integrity: Water damage from leaks can compromise the structural integrity of your roof and your home. When wood and other materials are saturated, they lose strength and become a risk to your home.

Do you suspect you have a leak? Have other leak issues you want to address? Give us a call today to come out and take a look and get a free roof repair estimate.

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