What Can Happen When You Ignore a Shingle Roof Leak

leakYou may have heard that it’s dangerous to ignore a roof leak, yet do you really know why? Get advice from a professional roofing contractor on three reasons you can never ignore a roof leak.

Hidden Costs

Many people put off calling a roofer because they fear they cannot afford a new roof. It’s a natural reaction to delay taking on costs, but waiting to repair a leaky roof will greatly increase the cost of repair.

Just as spilled water will seep into a floor if not mopped up, causing damage, water will damage your roofing system if a leak is not addressed. You could be looking at rot or system collapse in a worst case scenario. The longer the water sits, the more damage will be caused and the pricier it will be to repair. Financing is available, so don’t let worry about the expense of roof repair keep you from getting your roof inspected.

Mold and Mildew

When something is permanently damp, mold and mildew develop. That’s why your clothes smell if you forget to transfer them from the washer to the dryer. Imagine that happening all over your roof, attic, insulation, ceiling, and walls.

Mold can be hazardous to your health, causing nasal and throat irritation, skin irritation, coughing, and other symptoms. Once mold develops, it is also expensive to clean up. The best way to avoid mold mitigation is to take fast action when you see the signs of a leaky roof.

Shorter Roof Life

Asphalt shingle roofs last 20 years on average, yet this assumes that you take good care of the roof. One of the best ways to help your roof last as long as possible is to fix leaks as soon as you spot them. Even a small leak can do a lot of damage if ignored. In the long run, this will weaken the lifespan and integrity of the roof. You’ll be looking at a roof replacement before those 20 years are up.

Get a Free Estimate for Roof Repair

If water is leaking into your home, don’t delay. Get a free estimate for roof repair from Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, the Cincinnati area’s leading roofer. Our 17-point roof analysis will detect not only leaks but other critical problems that could affect your roof’s longevity. Call 513-713-0418 to reserve your free estimate today.