There are some household issues that you can afford to sweep under the rug, at least for a little while. A roofing leak is not one of them. The more you procrastinate, the more trouble you’ll end up facing.
Here are four risks that leaky roofs expose you to:
1. Attic and Ceiling Damage
Attics and ceilings are usually the first parts of your home to be damaged by a roof leak. Water damage can cause paint in these areas to darken, bubble or expand. In addition, water damage can even reach ceiling-mounted fans and lights.
2. Interior Mold Growth
Mold and mildew issues are a long-term effect of leaks. The main concern for homeowners here is mold entering the HVAC system. It can then spread throughout your home and settle in carpets, furniture and even your clothing. Constant exposure to mold poses a health risk to you and your family.
3. Fire Hazard
A roof leak can damage many parts of your home, including your foundation and siding. This is a big hazard as water can eventually seep into your electrical system. When water comes into contact with electrical wiring, it can spark a fire.
4. Structural Integrity Issues
Constant exposure to water can damage your rafters, ceiling joints and wall framing. This damage may not be noticeable at first, but chronic leaks will slowly but surely deteriorate and weaken wooden components in those areas until structural issues arise.
Winfield Builders is the roofing company you can depend on to keep your roof leak-free. With an A-plus BBB rating and a 5-stars rating on Yelp, we’ll give you the most bang for your buck. We serve multiple areas in Maryland, including Annapolis and Columbia. Call us now at (301) 329-8295 so we can set up a free, no-obligation quote for you.