A roof leak creates more trouble than a puddle on the floor. It can affect your comfort and jeopardize your home’s structural integrity.
Today, The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. talks explains why you should address leaks by scheduling a roof repair as soon as you notice the problem:
They Can Soak Items in Storage
If you use your attic to store important documents and belongings with sentimental value, one leak can ruin all everything overnight. The moisture can wreak havoc on your valuables.
They Can Damage Insulation
Water is detrimental to numerous building materials, including insulation. Chronic leakage can lower your attic’s insulating ability, allowing the heat to rise and escape out of your home. Wet insulation becomes clumped and ineffective. With compromised attic insulation, energy loss might still occur even if the other components of your home like your windows, skylights and siding are built with energy-efficient materials.
They Can Cause Mold Proliferation
Mold thrives in damp environments. Roof leaks create breeding grounds for mold and mildew. You may think that you can keep mold growth isolated, but it’s harder than you think if you have ductwork. Your HVAC system can spread mold spores throughout your home. If you have indoor condensation issues due to excessive moisture, mold can quietly invade a significant portion of your living space.
They Can Start a Fire
Without tackling a roof repair or gutter installation project to address the main cause of leakage, water intrusion can lead to a fire. Leaks can cause wire shorting problems. When the water touches a live wire, it can spark and ignite the combustible materials around.
Don’t take roof leaks lightly. Turn to The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. to give your roof regular checkups to catch red flags early and inhibit leakage effectively. Call us at (410) 692-8998 now to discuss your roofing needs and get a free estimate in Columbia or Ellicott City, MD.