Roof Leak Dangers and How to Avoid Water Damage

Roof leaks can cause extensive damage if left untreated, making roof repair a top priority. Fortunately, Exterior Source, the top roofing contractor in our area, can replace your roof before they cause serious damage to your home. Today, we’ll discuss the dangers of roof leaks and explain how to avoid them:

Roof Leak Dangers

Roof leaks can cause significant damage to your home, promote mold and mildew growth, and increase your energy bills. Once a roof begins leaking, the first area at risk is your attic. Water from the leak can spread throughout this area, seeping through the wood and saturating your insulation. A large enough roof leak can even damage your ceilings. Leaks will also damage your rafters, wall framing, and ceiling joists, causing the wood to deteriorate.

The increased humidity and moisture from a leaking roof can also cause increased mildew and mold growth. Mold can spread through the vents and throughout your home’s structure, which can lead to allergic reactions. A roof leak can also lead to higher energy bills. Water can saturate your attic insulation and make them useless, leading to wasted energy and a more uncomfortable home. As a roofing expert, we strongly recommend calling us for a consultation if you see signs of leaks.

Preventing Water Damage

You can avoid extensive water damage from roof leaks if you call us as soon as you see the warning signs. Make it a habit to regularly conduct simple visual inspections of your roof. Use a pair of binoculars from the ground to scan your roof for any cracked, missing, or deteriorating shingles. You also need to look for loose flashing in your roof valleys and around roof penetrations. Check your attic for signs of water infiltration as well. Call us if you see one or more of these warning signs. They might lead to roof leaks, even if there are currently no signs of water damage in your interior.

Exterior Source has helped tens of thousands of homeowners keep their homes safe from water damage for over two decades. In addition to roof replacement, we are also an expert in siding, gutters, doors, and windows. Our award-winning exterior home improvement services can restore your home to peak condition. We serve many areas including Blackstone, Lakeside, and Norfolk. Give us a call to learn more about roof leaks. You can also ask for a free estimate.

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