3 Consequences of Ignoring a Leaky Roof

3 Consequences of Ignoring a Leaky Roof

3 Consequences of Ignoring a Leaky Roof

A leaky roof can be hard to detect and even harder to resolve. If left unchecked, flaws in your home’s roof can lead to an abundant amount of issues. From risking your home’s infrastructure to costing an arm and a leg on your utility bill, a leaky roof can wreak havoc on your home it goes ignored.

 

1. Mold and Mildew

As water seeps into a home with a leaky roof, mold and mildew can begin to grow and spread. Not only does this present a serious issue that can result in health concerns like congestion and asthma, but mold spores can also spread through your homes HVAC system, infecting carpets, furniture, and even clothing.

However, the earlier mold and mildew are detected, the easier it is to rid your home of the pesky consequences of roof leaks.

2. Increased Energy Costs

Although unexpected, leaky roofs can make an enormous impact on your monthly utility bill. Water trickling in through a leaky roof can affect your home’s insulation before it’s even visible on ceilings or walls. Insulation saturated with water is no longer effective in keeping your home’s internal temperature regulated.

That means the hot and cool air that your air conditioning system is working hard to produce is escaping through ineffective insulation. In turn, you end up with stuck with a bill for more than you bargained for.

3. Water Damage

Some of the most costly repairs to your home can be caused by water damage. Water entering your home can leave unflattering dark stains on your ceiling and walls. Even worse, ceilings can become so permeated with water that they leave you with the choice of an increasingly expensive repair bill or a collapsed ceiling.

Homes constructed with drywall face additional risks associated with roof leaks. Water infecting your home’s drywall can cause it to dampen or crumble into small pieces, risking the structure of your home. Homes constructed with wood aren’t missing out on the damage caused by a leaky roof either. Beams, studs, and joints that make up your home’s structure can begin to rot and weaken, causing serious structural damage that needs immediate attention.

Luckily, You Can Trust Hercules Roofing

Don’t let damage from a leaky roof cause you a headache! Give us a call at (561) 955-9889 for a free estimate! Or schedule your free estimate on our website www.HerculesRoofing.com.

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