A leaky roof will turn into more than a nuisance and shouldn’t be a home improvement project that is put off taking the highest priority on your list of home maintenance projects. A bad roof can pose not only structural issues but also many safety and health risks.
When a roof leaks, the attic is the first to be affected, but that quickly turns into much more damage affecting many other parts of your home. Not only does the water damage anything stored in the attic, but it damages the interior causing water spots and damaging sheetrock. Ceiling mounted lights and fans can also be damaged posing a fire threat from shorted wiring. Additionally, the leak will cause destruction to nearby walls.
If the damage is not repaired in a timely and correct manner, there is a good chance mold and mildew will grow causing even more problems. Mold can quickly spread throughout the home’s structure. The HVAC system will carry it to the rest of the house through the vents eventually invading carpets, furniture and anything else in its path. Black mold is the most common type of mold growth from water leaks. Once you have a mold problem, it is very difficult and costly to get rid of. In addition to the damage to your home, mold and mildew can lead to serious health issues. Mold spores lead to allergic reactions, asthmatic symptoms and some more serious respiratory problems.
Taking the time to hire a professional, experienced and trusted roofing company such as Mel Harris Company is just as important as replacing the roof itself. An improper roof installation will cause many issues. Mel Harris Company has been installing roofs, windows, and siding since 1962. Now is the perfect time to replace your roof before the winter months set in. Give Mel Harris Company a call for a free estimate, 1-800-NEW-ROOF.