With the winter months approaching, numerous residential roofing companies are receiving a number of enquiries regarding repairing leaking roofs. Roof leaks should never wait until the last possible moment as they can cause devastating effects, not just to the roof of the house, but the interior and structure of the home as well. If a leak remains undetected, it can grow, causing materials surrounding the leak to begin to rot and sag. If the leak is able to gain access into the inside of the home, it can cause unhealthy mold to form. In both these scenarios, it is more expensive to fix the leak after serious damage has been caused. It is less expensive to fix a residential leaky roof right at its onset.
As just mentioned, the main reason why individuals need to repair their leaky roof as soon as a leak is noticed is that it can result in hefty charges if left alone. Think about it this way, when a person gets sick, they immediately treat it so they symptoms do not get worse. If symptoms get worse, it could mean expensive doctor visits and even more expensive medications. The same should be considered with a roof. At the first sight of a leak, homeowners need to call a professional, licensed and bonded roofing company to fix the leak. A small leak will cost mere pennies as opposed to what it will cost to replace part of the roof as well as damage done inside the home as well.
Another reason why homeowners need to repair their roof when it leaks is because persistent leaks can cause the creation of mold. Not only is mold extremely dangerous to the health and wellness of those who live inside the home, it can actually destroy the home and cause the roof to sag. Removing mold is very expensive, especially when rotted drywall, beams, window frames, studs, trusses and ceilings are all damaged due to mold. Unfortunately, many homeowner insurance companies do not pay for damage caused by mold from roof leaks. Individuals should take a good hard look at their insurance policy because most likely there is a clause limiting or even excluding payments for home-related issues caused by mold. This leaves homeowners footing the bill when they have roofing repair companies and mold removal companies coming in to complete a job to make the house a safe place to live in once again.
Do not wait for the water to leak down before taking action. If a homeowner notices discolored patches on their ceiling, take action fast before the entire frame starts to rot. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that homeowners have their roof inspected twice a year. One of the things they will look for are leaks. Once a leak is noticed, the roofing company will immediately repair it to ensure that all items under the roof, including floors, walls, ceilings, personal effects, and furniture, are not damaged.