Roof Leaks: Why They Should Be Taken Care of ASAP

By Stacy Mellete

When it comes to your home’s maintenance, your roof should always be at the top of your priorities. The roof is more than just for show. It is there to protect you, your loved ones, and your valuables from the elements. Roof inspection, maintenance, and roof repair in Tampa should always be a part of your yearly tasks.

One of the most common problems residents encounter are leaks. There are several causes, and this includes installation errors, severe weather conditions, lack of maintenance, or the roof’s age. But whatever the reason is, the fact remains the same: roof leaks should be taken care of immediately before they turn into bigger problems.

So what are the serious issues a leaking roof can pose to your home? Affordable Roofing Florida, the leading contractor for Tampa roof repair and replacement, cites a few:

Structural Damage

A leaky roof means water entering your home, which can cause serious structural damage. From the initial dangers of attic, ceiling, and wall damage, water can even make its way into your rafters, ceiling joists, wall framing, and fascia boards. This can compromise your home’s structural integrity in the long run.

Mold and Mildew

Damp areas are breeding grounds for mold and mildew. Apart from causing serious health problems, they can also trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Further, they can cause nasal congestion, rhinitis, and inflammations.

Fire Hazard

Most electrical wirings are present in the attic, ceiling, and in between walls. Water seeping into these spaces can touch the live wires, which can cause them to short and possibly start a fire.

Slip and Fall Risks

Leaks can create puddles and other wet spots on the floor. This can really be dangerous, especially if you have kids in the house.

Soaring Energy Bills

Believe it or not, leaking roofs can also cause your monthly energy bills to soar. Valuable energy can easily escape through leaks, forcing your cooler and heater to consume more energy.

With all these serious problems that a leak can pose, even a small roof leak can be critical to your entire household. If you need help with your roofing inspection and roof repair, get in touch with us, and we’ll patch those leaks up in no time. Call Affordable Roofing Florida today!

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