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Roof Leak? Don’t Take a Chance by Waiting

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It’s not uncommon for homeowners with roof leaks to postpone fixing it. They’re waiting to find an affordable roofing contractor, for the weather to get better, or they simply don’t see it as an urgent problem to fix immediately. 

Let’s take a look at some reasons why you shouldn’t delay fixing them:

Ceiling and Wall Damage

One of the first signs of roof leaks is water stains on your interior ceilings and walls. Ignoring these stains may lead to electrical damage on your roof or walls (when there’re ceiling fans or wall-mounted lights near the affected area) or structural damage (when the ceiling collapses due to the built-up water on your roof). Northern Exteriors’ free estimates will give you the assurance you need to fix this problem right away.

Mold and Mildew

A leaking roof requires the touch of a roofing contractor immediately because of the potential growth of mold and mildew. Mold grows rapidly and can spread to other parts of the roof and ceiling tiles, your HVAC system, and then to the rest of your home via the vents. Mold isn’t only challenging to get rid of, but exposure can cause “coughing and wheezing in otherwise healthy people,” while others with asthma may have more “intense asthma-related reactions.”

Fire Hazard

Water and electricity together can cause wires to spark, leading to a fire. A leaking roof may mean water leaking into areas with electrical wiring, damaging them and augmenting the chances of a fire from an electrical short circuit. The leak should be identified right away and the wiring inspected, especially in older homes with older wirings. Electrical fires can start without notice, so don’t hold off contacting the knowledgeable roofing contractors at Northern Exteriors to evaluate your roof for leaks and inspect their wiring.

According to the U.S Department of Commerce, “Throughout its service life, the roof system and its constituent materials are susceptible to moisture-induced damage and other problems.” Roof leaks are certainly one of these problems are not one to be overlooked.

Choose Northern Exteriors Roofing Contractors

If your roof is leaking, don’t hesitate to contact our roofing and exterior specialists. We are more than happy to help you and look forward to scheduling your free estimate! 

Visit the Northern Exteriors website to contact us today! 

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