Having a leaky roof is more than just a nuisance. Over time, leaks can cause devastating damage, including mold, roof rot and even problems with the structure of your home. If you suspect there may be a leak in your roof, here are a few reasons why you should call in a reputable Cincinnati roofing company to take care of it sooner rather than later.
- Damaged ceilings and attic
The first place water goes when you have a roof leak is into your ceiling, and then your attic if you have one. If it goes unchecked, this could lead to water damage to the contents in your attic as well as stains and dark spots on your ceiling.
- Insulation issues
When insulation gets wet it clumps up, rendering it ineffective at keeping warm or cool air inside your home. This could eventually lead to rising energy bills.
- Mold and mildew
Left unrepaired, a leak can lead to a serious mold or mildew problem. This poses a danger to those in your home when mold spores pass through the HVAC system and are breathed in.
- Fire hazards
If there’s one thing we all know, it’s that water and electricity don’t mix. If you have electrical wiring in your attic, a leak could potentially lead to a devastating house fire.
- Roof rot
Roof rot can cause some of the worst damage to your home, because it interferes with the internal structure. If not dealt with, roof rot can travel down to your home’s foundation and affect the integrity of the structure.
- Animal and pest infestations
Any leak, crack or small hole in your roof can be an access point for insects or small animals. Not only are these pests annoying, but they can cause fires, damage your roof and stink up your home if not taken care of.
- Drywall damage
While drywall is pretty sturdy, it can lose its structural integrity if it gets too wet, which can cause it to collapse.
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