5 Major Issues Caused by a Leaky Roof

With a heavy dose of snow and spring showers arriving, the integrity of your roof is more important than ever. There are many different household problems that come from roof leaks. Today, we examine just some of the damage that can occur if you don’t take care of your roof leaks. 

Insulation Damage
If your roof is leaking,  it is damaging all of the insulation in between. Not only does this cause issues with the insulation but it will increase your utility bills and cause your home to not retain the desired temperature. 

Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew create a ton of health hazards for you and your family. Mold can spread throughout the home’s structure and invade every aspect of your home, including the HVAC system where it will circulate throughout the airways. 

Electrical Fire Hazard
Water and electricity simply don’t mix. Once a roof leak occurs, water begins to damage the wiring of your home which creates a large fire hazard. If you currently have a roof leak it is highly recommended to turn off electricity to the area that’s affected and have an electrician examine it.

Damaged Drywall

Once the water creeps into the drywall there will be no choice but to remove the drywall and repaint your walls. If you catch your roof leak in a timely manner, this can be easily avoided.

Structural Issues
Roof leaks lead to deterioration and weakened structures. Rotten roof framing can cause major problems that require professional assistance. Thi,s if left long enough can call major pitfalls and walls to come down.