Many people delay home repairs or ignore them altogether, especially when there’s a seemingly hidden issue. A leaking roof is often one of those issues, but a leak can be a sign of serious roof damage or it can lead to serious damage. Whenever there’s a leak, call a professional roofer for immediate repair. Below are three reasons why delaying this repair could be disastrous.
More Expensive in the Long Run
In almost every case, unaddressed issues in your home will only escalate and become more complex and expensive to repair. Ignoring roof damage for months or years can lead to the need for expensive repairs or a full roof replacement. Extensive damage or repairs can break the bank and/or make your home unlivable for an extended amount of time. However, if you have your roof inspected and repaired at the first sign of a leak, you could save a lot of money, time and effort.
Hazardous to Your Health
A leaking roof will of course, lead to moisture build up, and moisture buildup typically leads to mold growth. Excess moisture can cause mold to form quickly and without warning. Mold spores circulate throughout your home and pose a health risk to you and your family. Inhaled mold spores can cause headaches, allergic reactions, respiratory issues, exacerbation of respiratory issues (e.g. asthma or bronchitis), and so much more. Besides, localized mold formation can quickly become a widespread infestation that affects many areas of your home. To prevent moisture build up and a mold infestation, call a pro like Crest Roofing & Co. to perform a roof repair. Edmonton home and business owners trust us to provide the solutions they need in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Leaks Can be Signs of Major Damage
To non-professionals, a little drip from the roof may not seem like a big deal. But, most homeowners don’t have the knowledge, skills or expertise to determine just how serious a leak might be. No matter how small the drip, a leaking roof can be a sign of major roof damage or lead to major roof damage. For example, a leak could be the result of:
- Hail damage
- Cracked roof vents
- Misaligned roof flashing
- Missing shingles
- Holes in the ridge cap
- Old age
Call a professional like Crest Roofing & Co. to have your roof inspected. This is the only way to determine where the leak is coming from and how serious it may be. Putting off repairs for too long could lead to more damage or compromise the structure of your roof. Remember that replacements are much more expensive than minor repairs.