The Risks of Putting Off a Roof Repair
Have you noticed a dark spot on your ceiling? Is it starting to expand?
Is your roof missing shingles?
Roof repairs can be a costly necessity made worse when put off for too long. Neglecting to repair or replace your aging roof can lead to serious long-term damage to your home.
The Risks of Avoiding Roofing Repair
Growth of Mold and Mildew
If a roof leak is left unmanaged, your house is put at a high risk of mold growth and mildew. Mold growth can cause damage to your ceiling, walls, and floors. Mold can also lead to health problems when left untreated. Mold can lead to asthma, allergic reactions, and even cause severe illness.
Electrical Damage and Hazards
Ongoing leaks can lead to serious water damage to your home. If water reaches any part of your electrical system, you could face serious problems. Water reaching your electrical could lead to:
- Electrical fire if water creates a short circuit
- Shock hazard if anyone comes in contact with water exposed to electrical
- Damaged appliances due to short-circuiting
Reduced Insulation Efficiency
Dripping water from a roof leak can quickly soak the insulation in your attic and exterior walls. Nearly all types of insulation will lose their insulating abilities when wet. When your insulation is compromised, hot and cold temperatures can easily leach into your home.
Compromised Structural Integrity
If you neglect roof repairs or replacements for too long, the structural integrity of your home could be compromised. This includes the flooring of your attic, wall deterioration, and more if left unmanaged for too long.
Don’t Wait Until it’s too Late - Call Repair Roofers in Ann Arbor
Is it time to schedule a roof inspection?
Don’t wait until your roof is beyond repair. Working with repair roofers in Ann Arbor guarantees the health of your roof is in good hands. If you need help getting your roof back in shape, contact us at 734-429-0616