3 Major Consequences of a Leaking Roof

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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.

There could be a lot of reasons your roof is leaking. Maybe there’s been some damage done by a weather event, or you have an old roof that’s been needing some repairs. Whatever the case is, if you’re dealing with a roof that has a leak, don’t wait to address the problem. Here are a few things that can happen if a roof leak is neglected over time. 

Mold and Mildew

When a roof begins to leak, there is a good chance that water can pool up and cause harmful water damage and the growth of mold and mildew. Mold, if left untreated, can spread throughout a house. In extreme cases, it can make its way into a home’s HVAC system, which will result in it spreading to the rest of the house through the vents where it can penetrate carpets, clothing, and furniture. Once mold has spread, it will take a lot of time and money in repairs to the home. So do your best to catch that leaky roof early and get it repaired to save yourself the headache!

Wasted Money and Energy

When there’s a leak in a roof, it leaves a place for the heated air in your home to get out. Especially here in Utah, during the winter months when you’re most likely to be heating the inside of your home, you want to do everything you can to ensure the house stays nice and warm. Catching a roof leak and repairing it can save you energy and money, so you won’t be cranking the heat to compensate for even the smallest of holes in your roof. 

Structure Damage 

According to Angi, 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 this were to happen, you’d need to call in a professional contractor for all the expensive repairs. Save yourself from a hazardous home by frequently checking for signs of a roof leak and having the roof repaired or replaced at the appropriate time.

Repair Your Leaking Roof with The Roof Doctor 

When you’ve got a leaking roof on your hands, The Roof Doctor is here to help. We specialize in all things roofing, like re-roofing projects and repairs. Our roofing experts are sure to give you the best service you can find, and we’ll even examine your roof for other potential leaks and hazards while we’re there. Ready to fix up that roof? Contact us today for a free estimate! We provide our roofing services to homes and businesses across the Salt Lake Valley in Utah.