Don’t Hesitate: Why You Should Take Care of a Leaking Roof ASAP

Roofing has come a long way over the centuries. We’re a long way from the thatched roofs of our ancestors, but that doesn’t mean modern roofs don’t come with their fair share of issues.

For obvious reason, your roof is one of the most important structural components of your home. If something goes wrong there, it can often spell disaster for your entire house. That’s why it’s important to take care of issues with your roof ASAP.

If you’ve got a leaking roof, don’t put off fixing it until the problem is out of control. Here are a few reasons you should fix that leaking roof right away.

Mold

Outside the world of cheese of antibiotics, people pretty much don’t get down with mold. And for good reason. It’s one of the most common allergens and can have serious health ramifications in some instances.

A leaky roof can lead to water accumulating in places you definitely don’t want water to accumulate. In turn, that moisture can lead to unchecked mold growth. Those spores will find their way into your air supply and potentially cause respiratory problems.

This can all happen very fast if you don’t treat that pesky leak, so don’t wait until you’re coughing up a storm to take care of it.

Stains

Once your ceiling begins to stain, that’s basically it. There are stain removers, but their effectiveness is limited when dealing with serious stains. The bigger and deeper they are, the less success you’re going to have.

Leaks in your roof can cause water to pool above your ceilings and spread, resulting in unsightly and damaging stains. This can happen rather fast, which is another reason you need to act quickly to repair or replace that damaged roof.

Drips

As if stains aren’t bad enough, too much water accumulating¬†can result in moisture actually dripping through the ceiling. This is a whole lot more than a small annoyance.

If the drip happens to be over electronics, you can lose an entire entertainment system in the course of one bad storm. Dripping over furniture? Say hello to your new moldy upholstery.

This isn’t a Looney Tunes cartoon from the 1940s. Don’t put a pot underneath your dripping ceiling. Fix the leak in your roof.

Structural Damage

Along with unsightly stains, a leaking roof can cause actual structural damage that can potentially endanger you and your family.

The same water that causes stains and mold can also get into rafters, wall framing, and other important structural supports. Over time, this can cause them to deteriorate and pose a serious danger.

Fix That Leaking Roof

Now that you know how serious that leaking roof can get, don’t put off fixing it any longer. If you’re in need of a roof repair or replacement, contact us by calling 443-214-2533 or sending us an email today!