4 Risks of Putting Off Roof Leak Repairs

4 Risks of Putting Off Roof Leak RepairsFacing leaky roof problems at home can lead to a variety of issues. Even though a small leak may seem like it shouldn’t be a big concern, these are items that can quickly escalate and cause major problems throughout your home. Don’t wait to contact your local roofer if you are spotting the signs of a leaky roof, here are the most common risks that you could face if you put off roof leak repairs!

Electrical Damage

If moisture in the walls and ceiling have come into contact with electrical wiring, there’s a chance that you could cause your breaker to trip or ongoing problems such as an electrical flyer. Electrical damage can often lead to personal injury, damaged appliances and other serious issues. Hiring an experienced roofer to perform an inspection is the best way to find and correct these issues. 

Reduced Efficiency For Your Installation

A roof leak can cause water to quickly pool in your walls and attics and this can soak into your insulation quickly. As most homes use some form of fiberglass insulation, this can lead to the insulation compressing quickly when it’s exposed to water. Your home could lose a significant amount of its energy efficiency if you have a leak. 

Damage to Your Roof

Even if the roof leak seems small now, it has the potential to grow into a serious threat.  As water continues to soak into the roofing structure it creates soft spots on your roof. These areas of your roof become particularly vulnerable to damage.  Even if you are facing a minor roof leak, you will want to contact a roofing professional as soon as possible to prevent further damage and to reduce the size of the leak.

Mold and Mildew

Mildew and mold can be a common health risk throughout your home. As mold and mildew growth can occur in almost any area of your home, from the moisture in your roof to the insulation, we can make sure that you can prevent damage to your roof. Mold and mildew growth can lead to a series of harmful health effects and the degradation of your drywall and structural systems. Even a few days of water leakage can be all the moisture that’s required to start growing mold. Not all types of mold can be harmful to your health but they can certainly all damage your ceiling, floors and areas of your home. Rather than facing ongoing mold and mildew issues, you can make sure that we can fix up the initial leaks across your roof before they become a serious problem. 

If you start to notice the signs of a leak across your home it’s extremely important that you are able to contact a professional. We can make sure that you can access the best in support for your roofing needs. Rather than letting a leak continue to get worse, we can help you access the best in roof leak repairs. If you start to see mold or mildew, water damage, or suspect you have a leak, contact us today! Family owned and operated, Reggie Reed has repaired hundreds of roofs across Pinellas, we’ve got the crew for the job!