Roof leaks are always serious. You can’t procrastinate repairs because leaving them unaddressed can lead to a host of problems, especially during the rainy months of winter. In Crown Roofing’s book, these are the gravest dangers of unpatched leaks:
1. Slip and Fall Incidents
Everyone knows that the floor is slippery when wet. The unknowing could hurt themselves by walking on a puddle. This can be a major concern if you have an active family with children who love to run around inside your home.
2. Rotten Wood Cases
Chronic water intrusion merits an immediate roof repair because it could dampen building materials that are susceptible to moisture damage. This isn’t limited to the underlying wooden roof deck; any form of leakage could wreak havoc with your attic or the ceiling. A severely leaking roof is damaging, but minor water infiltrations can be equally dangerous because they’re hard to detect, but cause deterioration just the same.
3. Indoor Mold Woes
If you suddenly notice colonies of mold in the attic, the walls or the ceiling, a leaky roof is a likely culprit. It means that the affected areas constantly have high levels of moisture, which encourages molds to multiply.
4. Fire Hazards
Any residential roofing expert would tell you that the water that touches shorted wires poses a fire threat. In addition, it would become electrically charged when it seeps around opening wiring. Wet light fixtures can also be a shock hazard, which can harm anyone who touches the switch.
5. Damaged Insulation Products
Water and insulation don’t mix. The latter could clump and lose its effectiveness when it comes saturated. Some insulation materials take a while to dry out, too, requiring a long period to recover. If your energy bills unnaturally go through the roof, your insulation may have been compromised by a leak.
Crown Roofing is synonymous with excellent roof maintenance. Our unrivaled credentials tell you we can identify all single signs of damage efficiently and fix leaks urgently. You can bank on our wealth of experience and proven reputation to prepare your home for the detrimental winter season. To schedule your free roof evaluation and estimate in Surrey or Vancouver, call us at (604) 210-6655 today.