The roof plays such a vital role since it can protect your home from the elements. If there’s any type of problem with your roof, water can leak in. As a result, there could be significant issues that could arise, and they’re likely to be very expensive.
There are many things that could occur if water gets in through your leaky roof. The most obvious issue that could arise would be that construction materials could get damaged. Wood in your rafters, ceiling joists, and framing could get compromised. It’s true that some types of wood are waterproofed, but the wood inside your home is typically not given this treatment. Wet wood can become rotten and weak, and the cost of replacing all of this wood could be significant.
If you have any items in your attic, the water could damage them, too. Clothing, decorations, and old pieces of furniture can all be affected by sitting in water. If you have anything with an electrical component stored in your attic, it’s likely to be broken after being exposed to too much water.
If the water ends up coming down from the attic, your ceiling and wall paint could get stained, and wall or ceiling surfaces could start to bubble. Anything mounted on the ceiling, such as lights or fans, would also be vulnerable. All of these items could be expensive to fix.
Two of the other situations that could arise could pose a hazard to your health. If electrical wiring is exposed to water, there could be a risk of an electrical fire. Further, excessive moisture can lead to mold and mildew, and either of these can cause serious health concerns.
Here in Mobile, strong storms often come our way. The fall is a season in which we can experience severe storms, and the amount of rain we receive can be significant. To make sure you’re ready, you can have your roof inspected. If you ever notice an issue, it’s important to call for professional assistance as soon as possible.
At Guy Brothers Roofing, we’ll be ready to help. We can take a look at what’s going on and come up with the best plan. This may involve shoring up certain parts of your roof or replacing shingles or other roofing materials. In more severe situations, we may recommend that you have your roof replaced. Roofs can last for a few decades, but they might not be able to maintain their integrity beyond this. We’ll use our trained eye to determine whether a repair or a replacement would be more ideal.
A leaky roof can lead to a variety of problems, all of which can be costly. Excessive water doesn’t mix with too many things, so you certainly want to keep it out of your home. For assistance, please reach out to us at Guy Brothers Roofing.