Hidden Dangers Lurking In Your Home
Disclaimer: We understand that with the many distractions of life, the health of your roof can be one of the last things on your mind. Our intention is to be a constructive voice that gently reminds you to take a moment to consider and educate yourself on your own health when it comes to your home safety.
That said, there is one danger to your health and safety that is particularly sneaky, and even when it is obvious, it is sometimes easy to ignore. This is a leaky roof.
Leaks sometimes develop after a heavy storm, or because of improper roof installation. Most often they occur simply due to the lack of roof maintenance and cleaning.
If your home has an attic and you have a leaky roof, your attic will be the first one to be damaged. Which means anything that you have stored in your attic will also be affected.
A leaky roof will also usually damage your ceiling. If the ceiling is made of sheetrock, in time, it will rot and create water marks until water finds its way through the ceilings.
Home Structure Deterioration
Leaky roofs can cause water to spread within the structure of your home, through the walls, wood frames, ceilings, or the entire wood frame if it is made of wood. In time, if the leak is not repaired, it will cause the wood parts to sag and rot, thus weakening your home’s structural components.
Mold and Mildew Problems
Mold and mildew is unavoidable especially if water leaks are everywhere in your home. They don’t only attack wood, but they can also dwell on tiles, walls, furniture, carpets, and almost anywhere in your home. The worst part about this is that molds can cause serious health problems when they aren’t eliminated, such as allergies, asthma, rhinitis, and inflammations among your family members.
Another scary result of a leak is that water can get into electrical wiring in the attic or ceiling. The wires can short causing a serious fire if not handled right away. If you see any water marks near an electrical outlet, be sure to contact Duran’s Roofing Company, as well as an electrician to have both problems fixed at the same time.
Expensive Utility Bills
Having a damaged ceiling and leaky roof can also drive up your utility bills. Imagine turning on the air-conditioning or heater in your home when there are holes in the structure. The unit will struggle to change the temperature from outside since much of the air will escape.
Have the peace of mind that your home is protecting your safety and health, rather than seriously endangering them. Put a reminder in your calendar right now to call Duran’s Roofing Company and schedule an inspection, 281-342-4436. We delight in keeping our neighbors safe at a reasonable price.