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Dangers of a Leaky Roof

Leaky Roof

Roof leaks are a common household problem that are sometimes hard to notice or easily ignored. It may occur due to lack of maintenance, strong rain or wind, improper roof installation and other causes. It is important to pay attention to early signs of roof leaks. Neglecting it can cause other serious problems. Below are issues caused by a leaky roof.

  1. Ceiling Damage
  2. Roof leaks can damage the ceiling structure. It can cause watermarks, paint damage, and cause the plaster to bubble and expand. If the ceiling is made of plywood, leaks can create watermarks and corrode it.

  3. Attic Damage
  4. If you have an attic, it will be the first place to be affected by leaks. Leaks can damage the ceiling, walls, floors as well as items stored in the attic.

  5. Mold and Mildew
  6. Leaks create moisture in the roof structure and parts of the house, causing mold and mildew to form. Mold and mildew can spread throughout roof wood frame, ceiling tiles, walls, carpets, furniture, and clothing. It is difficult and costly to get rid of mold and mildew. In addition, it can cause allergies, asthma, rhinitis, inflammations, asthmatic symptoms, and other serious health issues.

  7. Fire Hazards
  8. Water can leak through exposed or faulty electrical wiring in an attic or ceiling causing a fire to break out. Hence, it is important to pay attention to leaks, turn off electricity to the area that has been affected, and have it examined by an electrician.

  9. Slip and Fall Hazards
  10. Heavy leaking causes water to drip and accumulate on the floor. This can cause serious slip and fall injuries to family members, especially young children.

  11. Compromised Structural Integrity
  12. If the roof leaks are not repaired in time, water can leak into the ceiling joists, wall framing, fascia boards and exterior trim. It can cause wood frames to sag and corrode, thus weakening the house foundation.

Contact Gary’s Gutter Service Inc. for trusted roof repairs

Is your roof leaking? Gary’s Gutter Service Inc. performs leak repair and prevention. Don't wait until it's too late. Have your roof fixed today by our dedicated staff. Call us at 845-450-1006 / 201-749-5024 / 800-997-9174 or email at gary@garysgutterservice.com.

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