Roof Masters, one of the leading roofers in our local area, advises homeowners to regularly inspect their roof. You don’t need anything more than a pair of binoculars, a clear day to see your roof and knowledge of the common signs of possible roof leaks. Such signs include cracked shingles, granules in your gutters and water spots in your attic. Spotting these signs ahead of time will prevent plenty of problems including:
Mold and Mildew – Chronic roof leaks can increase the humidity of your home. Given enough time, this humidity can encourage the growth of mold and mildew. Mold is particularly troublesome because it can quickly spread throughout your home by traveling through the HVAC system and the vents. It can also affect your carpets, furnishings and clothing. It’s costly to get rid of mold, so it’s important to prevent it from growing in the first place. To that end, you will need to schedule regular roof maintenance and inspections.
Increased Energy Bills – Roof leaks can greatly reduce the effectiveness of your attic insulation because water can saturate the cellulose or fiberglass. This is a problem because insulation usually takes a long time to dry out, and a chronic roof leak can deplete it completely. As an experienced roofing company, we recommend regularly inspecting your roof and calling us for roof maintenance. We will prevent roof leaks from damaging your insulation.
Damage to Your Roof’s Structure – A roof leak can damage many areas of your home, including your wall framing, exterior trim, ceiling joists, rafters and fascia boards. Untreated and large roof leaks can also greatly weaken your roof framing by causing the wood there to deteriorate. Repairing extensive water damage throughout your home can be costly, so you need to keep an eye on your roof and call us the moment you spot something wrong.
Slip Hazard – A leaking roof can also cause water to form puddles on your floor. While you can easily fix this by placing a bucket underneath the leak and mopping your floors regularly, it is still a hassle. If you have an active family, there’s a risk that someone might slip on the water. We can prevent this from happening by stopping the leak from becoming large enough to cause this kind of problem.
You can rely on Roof Masters for all of your roofing needs thanks to our decades of experience, excellent reputation and first-class products. We are also a CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™, making us one of the top roofing companies in the country. We serve many areas, including Rockville, MD, and the surrounding communities. Call us at (888) 998-7551 to learn more about the dangers of a leaky roof. You can also ask for a free estimate.