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How a roof leak can damage your home
May 22, 2021 at 4:00 AM
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If you’re a property owner, a leaking roof is one of the last things you want to deal with, but it should never be ignored. Usually a roof repair can stop a leak or prevent further damage from water intrusions but sometimes the roof is beyond repair and a full roof replacement is needed.

There can be many reasons your roof is leaking. Perhaps there was storm damage done by a weather event that went unnoticed. Maybe you have an old roof that’s been needing some repairs and with time & weather it has reached the end of it’s lifespan. Perhaps you have a recently installed roof that wasn’t installed properly and is now vulnerable to the rapidly changing Central Ohio weather patterns. Whatever the case is, if you’re dealing with a leaking roof, don’t wait to address the problem! Small roofing problems can turn into bigger (more expensive) problems quickly. Here are a few things that can happen if a roof leak is neglected over time.

Structural Damage

According to Angi.com (formerly Angie’s List) a leaking roof can lead to “...damaged rafters, ceiling joists, wall framing, and even fascia boards and exterior trim can become victims of water intrusion. Chronic roof leaks lead to wood deterioration and weakened, rotten roof framing.” If a chronically leaking roof is above your head as you read this please address it sooner rather than later! Save yourself time, money and aggravation by securing a free roof inspection to check for signs of roof leaks. If an issue is found our team of local roofing professionals can address the issue and offer advice on the best path forward to repair the leak and secure your home.

Mold & Mildew

When a roof begins to leak, there is a chance that water will find a low spot to gather and cause harmful water damage creating the environment for mold & mildew growth. If left undetected and untreated, mold can spread throughout a house especially if your roof is improperly ventilated. In extreme cases, mold can spread through the walls, ceilings and can result in it spreading through the house and even get into the carpets, clothing, and furniture. Once mold has spread, it will take a lot of time and money in repairs to the home. There are also significant health risks as well. Please contact us for an annual inspection and let us help to prevent roof issues before they are no longer repairable.

Wasted Money and Energy

When there’s a roof leak there is a gap created for air to escape out of the home from the attic space. Especially in Columbus, Ohio where the weather extremes can be detrimental to roofs in the area, the winter months can lead to heat loss while in the hot summers your home’s air conditioner may seem like it's running constantly! Repairing a roof leak can save you energy and money, so you won’t be in shock when your energy bill is in the mailbox. Our local roof repair specialists have seen it all and can fix just about any issue on the roofs of Columbus and all of Central Ohio!

Let our trusted local, professional roofing contractor in Columbus Ohio stop your roof leak!

If your home has a roof leak and you’re in need of roof repairs or you’re considering a roof replacement project in Columbus choose the local roofing experts! A new roof installation will increase your home's value and curb appeal, and it will keep your possessions safe and dry throughout the years. We don't take the responsibility of working on your home or business lightly, we invite you to trust Best Exteriors, Inc. for residential and commercial roofing, siding & gutter services. Give us a call at (614) 964-BEST or toll free 1-844-865-BEST You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation!