A leaky roof is not something you can afford to ignore. Even a minor leak will eventually worsen and has the potential to cause widespread damage in your home.
Read on as Spicer Bros. Construction, your premier roofing company, discusses the risks of a leaky roof.
Deterioration of the Roof’s Structure
Roof leaks can degrade your roof’s underlying structure over time. When water seeps through a crack in your roof, it will eventually reach the underside of the roof deck and eventually to the framing, where it can cause serious damage. The danger is that structural problems often take years to manifest, and by the time you notice you have a problem, you’ll need extensive, costly repairs that could have been avoided if you’d dealt with the leak when it first appeared.
Damage to Insulation
A water leak in your roofing system can eventually reach your attic insulation. When this happens, the insulation clumps and becomes ineffective, causing a spike in your energy bills. In addition to making your home uncomfortable and causing an increase in your energy consumption, damaged insulation also creates a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
You can prevent leaks by having your roof professionally inspected on a routine basis. If you discover a leak, have a professional address it immediately. Even a small leak can grow in just a couple of weeks, causing serious, costly damage.
As your reliable roofing contractor, Spicer Bros. Construction can help you keep your roof in top condition all year round. Give us a call at (410) 546-1190 in Salisbury or (302) 703-6754 for more information on our services. We serve homeowners throughout Lewes and Denton, DE.