It’s unfortunate a lot of homeowners put off roof repairs, especially repairs that involve leaks that only appear during heavy rainstorms. It’s easy to forget about a roof leak when you don’t see it everyday. Out of sight, out of mind, but the problem isn’t gone. The problem isn’t even the leak itself, the leak is just a result of another problem. The problem remains, leak or not, and if it’s not fixed, it will grow. And get more expensive to repair.
Your roof is designed to not only keep water out of your home, but to route it efficiently from any area where it can do damage. From the pitch of your roof, to the shingles, to the gutters, there are many safeguards to prevent water from getting into your home. By the time you notice a leak, a ceiling or wall stain, it has already damaged everything in between the stain and the originating hole or wherever it’s getting in from. It’s gotten past all those defenses that otherwise keep your home nice and dry.
You may be just now noticing it, but water’s been working its way down for a while and damaging everything in it’s path.
Left alone long enough, even the smallest leaks can grow into major problems or even disaster! We’re talking problems like:
- Weakening Structural Integrity From Your Frame To Your Foundation
- Electrical Problems
- Damage To Your Home’s Contents
- Escalation From Roof Repair To A Roof Replacement
- Health Problems From Mold & Mildew
Don’t let your small leak turn into a costly disaster, it’s not going to go away or fix itself. The time to fix it is the minute you know about it, call your local roof contractor now and get it fixed! Procrastination is the enemy, doubly so when it comes to roof leaks.