Ever find roof shingles on the ground after a storm? High winds, rain, snow can put a beating on your roof. Unfortunately, once a roof is compromised and water creeps in, it can lead to many other costly repairs.
Here are a few reasons why roof damage needs to be addressed right away:
Roof leaks lead to interior water damage
Discover a wet spot in the upstairs bedroom ceiling? You may have a roof leak. If your roof is no longer water-tight due to damage, the resulting water getting into your home’s interior can cause all types of serious problems. Remember, once a leak exists it can only get worse.
Keep an eye out for key signs of a possible roof leak, including; visually sag or drooping to the roof structure, dark colored spots in the interior ceiling, and most obviously, missing shingles.
Potential mold damage
Mold brings an entirely new issue altogether. Damp conditions are where mold thrives. The water seeping in can cause structural components like wood to become wet and rot. It can also result in soaked insulation, and eventually damp spots on the ceiling. All of these conditions can lead to mold, which will require additional remediation and repair.
Prevent rodents and other pests from getting in
A damaged roof can provide access for unwanted guests to enter your home such as mice, or in some cases (if the hole is big enough) squirrels. Insects, drawn to the moisture and wet wood could also join the party.
24 Restore is the preferred restoration services partner of commercial & residential property owners across New England. Whether you’re dealing with an emergency situation, or just simply need help implementing a sound Disaster Response Plan, we’re available to help. Contact 24 anytime, day or night for assistance.