Warning: Don’t Ignore Your Roof Leak
You may not even notice your roof leak until a big brown spot forms on your ceiling or until you feel a drop of water directly on your forehead. Most roof leaks aren’t big and dramatic, so they are easy to overlook – as well as to ignore once you notice they are there. You may figure you can get by with just putting a bucket under the drip if there is one. If there is just a water stain, you may just ignore it until actual water is splattering on your countertops or floors.
But no matter how tight time or money are, you should always prioritize fixing your roof leak as soon as possible. Here are just a few of the dangers of ignoring your roof leak:
Increased Risk of Mold
Mold and mildew are insidious and dangerous to your home’s safety and your family’s health. They can form quietly behind the scenes for months or even years without you knowing it. Both thrive on damp and dark environments – exactly the kind of environment that forms in your ceiling or behind your walls when your roof starts leaking.
If you let even a small roof leak go, you can end up with a huge problem with mold and mildew, which can be very difficult and expensive to remove. A professional may end up having to remove and replace walls, floors, tile, appliances, and much more to get to and eradicate all the mold and mildew that has accumulated. The expense and emotional toll it can take to deal with an illness or other health problem as a result of mold exposure can be much worse. It’s much better to just fix the roof leak as soon as you notice it and prevent this problem from ever happening.
Even if you’re lucky enough not to get mold or mildew from your roof leak, you’ll still be at great risk of damage to your roof. At a minimum, you’ll need to fix what caused the leak in the first place. However, if you don’t repair the leak, water will continue to flow through your roof and into your home. Water can slowly erode the other roofing materials around the leak, as well as materials in your home, such as drywall, sheetrock, insulation, plywood, beams, and more. The longer your leak goes unattended, the more damage it can cause.
Talk to a AZ roofer to get the leak fixed as quickly as possible. Every passing minute can tack dollars onto your final repair bill.
Shorter Roof Life
Mold, mildew, water damage, and even pests are all a danger to your roof when you let a leak go unrepaired. All of those things will damage your roof and shorten its life span. If you think that repairing a roof is expensive, just wait until you get the bill for a new roof. The shorter your roof’s life span, the more it is essentially costing you. So if you can lengthen your roof’s life, you can save a lot of money. An easy way to lengthen your roof’s life is to get it repaired as soon as it needs it.
Work with a trusted AZ roofing company to develop a maintenance plan for your roof and reduce the risk of leaks. When you do get a leak or have another unexpected problem that needs immediate attention, you’ll already have a relationship with a roofer you know you can trust. You’ll be able to get the problem taken care of immediately, helping you to save money and to minimize the hassle of roofing issues. You’ll also protect your home and your family.
If you have a leak, call Arizona Native Roofing. Our company has been serving Arizona for more than 15 years, and we have a five-star rating on both Yelp and Google. We pride ourselves on performing quality work fast, and we make our roofers available at all hours to ensure that we can serve you as problems arise. Our roofers can repair your leak quickly and can help you develop a maintenance plan to minimize the risk of future problems. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our roofing services.
Jason Swim – Owner