4 Risks of Putting Off Roof Leak Repairs

The next time it rains, make it a point to check your ceiling and attic for leaks. Once you notice even the smallest leaks or even ceiling stains, arrange roof repair services with The Roofing Company (CO) as soon as possible. The following are some of the dangers of leaving leaks unaddressed.

  1. Damage to the Roofing Structure – Your existing roofing structure – which includes the trusses, rafters, and other support components — is made of wood. These components are susceptible to water damage. Along with the roof deck, these are the first parts that rainwater reaches during a leak. Once saturated with water, these wood components can become soft and may not be able to support the weight of the roof. Fortunately, this process doesn’t happen overnight. Calling for roof repairs as soon as you find leaks may help arrest the damage before it can get worse.

  2. Damage to Insulation – In addition to the damage to the roofing structure, rainwater intrusion can also damage the attic insulation. Attic insulation materials tend to clump when wet. This defeats the purpose of the insulation materials, leading to such problems as ice dam formation and decreased energy efficiency. Timely repairs, conducted by a capable roofing contractor, such as The Roofing Company (CO), can prevent or minimize insulation damage.

  3. Mold and Mildew Growth – Once rainwater penetrates the roof, it can go anywhere, and rarely does it go down in a straight line. It can go through spaces in the walls, even straight down to the attic. These unseen spaces are perfect environments for mold and mildew growth. Timely roof repairs can reduce the amount of moisture that mold and mildew need to grow, minimizing the structural and health problems they may cause.

  4. Risk of Injury – Rainwater can also come in contact with uninsulated wiring or a power outlet and cause a short circuit. This can lead to a power outage, damage to your appliances, or worse, an electrical shock. There is also the risk of someone slipping on a puddle caused by a dripping ceiling. Leak prevention and timely repairs save you from these dangers and from restoration costs.

To learn more about our roofing services, including metal roof installation, call The Roofing Company (CO) today at (970) 887-0104. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Granby, CO and surrounding areas in Colorado.