What Happens When You Ignore That Leak

You may have heard that putting off roof repairs is one of the worst things you can do, but do you really know why? Learn four risks you’ll have to confront if you hold off on calling a Cincinnati roofer over a drip coming from the roofing system.

Electrical Damage

As water makes its way from the roof line into your home, it comes into contact with all the components of your electrical system. The resulting damage could trip your circuit breaker or, in a worst case scenario, cause an electrical fire. There is also a risk of personal injury. Needless to say, this is highly dangerous and nothing you should leave to chance.

Reduced Insulation Efficiency

Water can pool in the attic when the roof develops a leak. The pooled water will soak into anything absorbent–which often means fiberglass or cellulose attic insulation. Unless you have wool insulation, which is designed to perform well even when wet, your insulation will not be able to do its job while wet. Expect higher home heating and cooling bills and reduced comfort until the leak is fixed.

Mold & Mildew

Anytime you have water pooling, there’s a risk of mild and mildew. Mold and mildew can damage your home and affect your physical wellbeing. Since it only takes a few days of exposure for mold and mildew to grow, waiting to address a roof leak all but ensures you’ll wind up with mold and mildew problems. These can be costly to mitigate.

Increased Roofing Damage

The longer you wait to address what may seem like a minor problem, the more damage goes on behind the scenes. A small leak can worsen, causing structural damage within your home or even impacting the entire roofing system. As the damage increases, so does the cost to repair – trust a roofer, you will pay for putting this off! Let us urge you again: please don’t delay when it comes to something as critical as your roof.

Get Help From a Trusted Cincinnati Roofer

At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we offer roofing services throughout the Cincinnati area. Let us check out your roof and provide a free estimate for repair.