Dangers of a Leaky Roof

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If suspect you have a leak in your roof and that water is getting into your ceiling and wall, you need to do something about it immediately.  Signs of water damage include peeling paint, stains on the ceiling or walls, sagging or warped surfaces and a musky or mildew smell.

Water can cause a lot of damage to your home and increase the risk of health hazards too.  If you have a leak you should contact a professional roofing contractor to inspect and repair the leak.

Even if it is the middle of winter, Edmonton roofing companies can give it a temporary fix that will hold you off until spring, or if need be, they have the experience, tools and expertise to install a new roof entirely.

Here are some dangers of ignoring your leaky roof:

Structural Deterioration

If your roof has a leak, the first place water is going to enter is the attic or the ceiling. As water seeps through the ceiling, it may drip straight onto the attic floor damaging the insulation and causing mold problems. It damages everything in it’s path from the underside of the roof decking to a wall and then down along the framing. Over time, the wet wood develops rot and loses its strength.  The roof can begin to sag.

Health Hazards

Bacteria, fungi and mold can quickly grow- with a day or two of a water related issue.  Mold can be especially harmful to your health and can lead to serious health issues such as nasal congestion, rhinitis, inflammations and asthma. It is especially harmful to those with allergies or illnesses that affect their immune system.  If you suspect you have mold already, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible.  Contact on of Edmonton’s best Mould Testing & Removal companies from RenovationFind.com.

Decreased Energy Efficiency

Have you noticed that your electricity bill has skyrocketed ever since you got a leak? A high utility bill is another side effect of a leaking roof, as water intrusion caused by it is detrimental to the insulation in attic area. If your cellulose or fiberglass insulation comes in contact with water, it tends to get saturated. It takes a long time for this to dry out and loses a lot of it’s insulating properties.

In order to avoid further damage to your home and health, deal with your leaky roof as soon as possible.  An Edmonton roofing contractor from RenovationFind.com will be able to inspect the issue and provide a solution.

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