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What Happens When You Ignore a Leaking Roof?

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By keeping your roof in good shape, you can avoid costly water damage in your home. One of the simplest ways to prevent issues is to get regular inspections and repairs from a reliable roofing contractor. Even the smallest roofing problems can turn into a significant expense when not dealt with promptly.

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Keep on reading to find out what happens when you ignore roof leaks.

Mold and Mildew Growth

Ignoring roof leaks can result in mold and mildew growth, which can spread around your home. From walls and ceilings to your furniture and clothing, mold and mildew can grow. If you do not deal with a leaking roof immediately, black mold might develop. It’s among the last things you want in your home because it is hard and expensive to remove.

Structural Damage

Serious roof leaks can cause damage to your attic and ceilings. If you have valuables stored in your attic, they are at risk of damage as well. By getting a roof repair when necessary, you can protect your home and belongings from costly problems.

Electrical System Problems

Do you have any electrical wiring in your attic or ceiling? If so, roof leaks can increase the risk of fire caused by shorted wires. Experts recommend turning off the electricity in the area that’s been affected by a roof leak. Get the problem checked by your roofer and electrician.

Increased Utility Costs

A leaking roof can saturate the insulation, which can take a long time to get dry. Water penetration will significantly affect the performance of the insulation, causing your home to lose conditioned or heated air. As a result, your heating and cooling bills will increase.

Let Bone Dry Roofing take care of your residential roof replacement and repair needs. Call 877-BONE-DRY or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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