Your home is your castle and usually your most valuable asset. Problems with your roof system can cause roof leaks and major damage, or increase your energy costs if not discovered early.
The Enemy: Water
Your roof is a complex waterproofing system. Each part of the system has the potential to cause either roof leaks, excess moisture, or both, which can lead to a variety of problems, including:
- Structural damage.
The presence of water can rot wood and even eat and destroy nails and other fasteners.
- Blistering or peeling of exterior finishes.
Paint, stucco, and siding may all be damaged from excess moisture inside your home.
- Damage to inside walls.
Wallpaper may start to peel and even drywall can be weakened or ruined.
- Damage to flooring.
We all know what water can do to carpets and hardwood flooring.
Roof leaks and moisture can even cause health problems. You may not even realize you have a mould problem until you start experiencing health-related issues, like problems breathing.
- Energy costs.
Moisture in the attic can reduce the effectiveness of your attic insulation. Even a slight increase in moisture content can have a major effect on your heating and cooling bills.
Prevent Roof Leaks and Avoid Major Repairs A leaking roof can cause significant damage to your home. Preventing a roof leak is your best defense, but you should also be sure to repair roof leaks as soon as they are discovered.