Taking care of a leak in your roof before it happens or immediately upon seeing it is Paramount to saving money. Procrastinating due to cost? We get it.
When you see signs of a roof leak, it could have been there for over a month. Now, it has damaged your insulation and worse, created an environment for mold. If that doesn’t sound too bad to you, read what the CDC says about mold in the home.
The repair is easy relative to the damage that is done. When you see the signs of a leak, take action. Call us today for an estimate. If your roof is older, it’s always good to get ahead of it.
You may wonder how it’s possible to take care of a roof leak “before it happens” as stated in my first sentence. The answer is, be vigilant with your Roof Maintenance and be sure to have your roof inspected to look for signs of wear and tear from weather and age. If something has wiggled loose it may be a very simple i.e., inexpensive fix. Left alone, problems of loose shingles and areas around chimneys and pipes will worsen. This lets water enter your home and at the very least, causes mold.
While the most apparent sign of a roof leak is seeing or hearing dripping water, several other warnings should be cause for suspicion.
These red flags include:
- Ceiling or wall stains—Discoloration on any ceiling and wall material indicates extended exposure to water. Depending on where the leak is, water may run down into a wall, causing damage.
- Visible roof damage—It is crucial for your building to undergo frequent roof inspections. By being vigilant, you can spot any damage that may be an opening for water to get inside before it happens. While it’s best to schedule inspections with a professional, look for any standing or pooled water, cracks or bubbles, open seams, any tears or holes.
- Odor and mold—A foul smell can signal unwanted water is present. If there is pooled water or a perpetual leak combined with a warm, humid environment, mold can begin to grow.
- Higher energy bills—If your building is suffering from a roof leak, you can expect some high energy bills. As water seeps into the insulation, it will no longer be able to retain warm or cold air, making your air conditioner or heating system work harder.
Reach out to one of our trained roofing professionals today.
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