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Are Little Roof Leaks a Serious Issue?

In ideal circumstances, a handyman will be called the minute a problem with your home presents itself. However, when it comes to roof leaks, homeowners can waffle about what to do next because they are not sure if the problem is big enough to call in a repair person. Unfortunately, if you do not take care of roof leaks when they are small, they can cause long-term and short-term damage that could cost you significantly.

With years of experience in the business, we answer questions about the seriousness of roof leaks all the time. If you read through this article and still have questions or need repairs, give us a call. At The Siding & Insulation Company, we are always happy to help our customers with any concerns they may have about their roof. Get in touch with us, and we can help you with a free inspection of your roof.

leaky-roof copyWhat causes a roof to leak?

Unless it rains a lot, you may not be aware that your roof is leaking. However, if you notice minor discoloration on the walls or ceilings, this is a sign that you may have a larger problem. In general, improper maintenance of the roof and a lack of regular inspections are the cause of these minor roof leaks and how they grow to be bigger ones. This is why you should never postpone an annual inspection of your roof.

What are the side effects of a roof leak?

The list of side effects from a roof leak can be significant. For example, a leaking roof can cause your electrical system to short out.  A leak can also soak up so much water that it causes structural damage that can make the ceiling or roof collapse. If you are trying to save money on utilities, a leaky roof can minimize the overall energy efficiency of your home. Finally, excess water in the floors, ceilings, and walls can lead to mold, mildew or bacterial growth that can cause health problems for you or your family.

How can roof leaks be prevented?

After a major storm, you should always have your roof inspected. This is in addition to your annual roof inspection. A trained expert will know the signs that your roof is starting to deteriorate, and can help you repair or replace your roof. To get a free inspection or if you still have questions, give us a call today.