Prolonged Roof Damage – How The Rest Of Your Home Will Suffer

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 5:08 am , By C Plus Roofing

Your roof is one of the most important structures of your home. An issue with your roof is not an isolated issue. It can lead to problems with many other areas of your home.

An issue with your roof, left untreated, can create many different potential issues in your home. Prolonged roof damage can and will have an impact on your home. The longer you leave an issue, the greater damage potential for the rest of your home.

Here are some main ways your home will suffer if you fail to address roof damage:

Attic damage:

Roof damage will eventually lead to issues with your attic and ceilings. Damage to singles, flashing and other areas will allow water to get into the upper area of your home. Once water gets in it will damage your attic ceiling, and even interior walls.

Mold issues:

When there is water infiltration, mold and mildew issues are not far behind. Mold growth can severely impact the indoor air quality of your home and cause health issues for you and your family.

Fire hazards:

Water and electricity don’t mix. If water can get into your home though your roof, there is a chance it could short out wiring in your ceiling or attic, creating a fire hazard.

Energy waste:

Roof damage can impact insulation and create vulnerability where energy loss can occur. This means higher energy bills, lower indoor air quality and forcing your heating and cooling system to work overtime.

Structural issues:

If roof issues are left for a significant time, the water and mold issues can have an impact on your homes structure. Insulations, wood, and other materials can break down and weaken.

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