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5 Reasons To Fix A Roof Leak

Got a roof leak? Don't delay the roof inspection and repair. If left unattended, roof leaks only become worse. In fact, a roof leak can cause significant damage risks.


Here are a few risks you may not have considered:

#1 Exacerbated damage

It's worth repeating that damages to the roof can only grow worse if left unattended. And keep in mind that more significant damage leads to a more significant repair cost, perhaps even requiring a replacement.

#2 Mold, insects, and other contaminants

Specifically, leaking roofs provides a welcome environment for mold, insects, and other contaminants. To keep these unwelcome guests away and schedule your repair, right away.

#3 Wet insulation

Mold, insects, and other contaminates can drawn to wet insulation. And, this kind of repair can be more costly than you might expect, especially since this damage can sometimes lead to a spike in your utility costs.

#4 Falling ceiling tiles

A leaking roof can also cause additional damage to the interior of your building, including damage to ceiling tiles and other materials. Such damage can lead to falling ceiling material.

#5 Decreased lifespan

By attending to damages right away and providing regular maintenance to the roof and building environment, you can help to extend the life expectancy of your roof. On the other hand, roof leaks left unattended can shorten the lifecycle of the roof.

To avoid all of these potential risks and more, schedule your inspection and repair appointment right away, whenever a roof leak occurs.

(Source: https://www.buildings.com/buzz/buildings-buzz/entryid/337/how-to-address-5-consequences-of-roof-leaks)

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