Dangers of Untreated Roof Damage
Leaving damaged, leaking roofs to their own devices is not only dangerous for the health of your home, but it can also be dangerous for the physical and financial safety of your family. Some of the most common ways untreated roof damage can cause problems are:
Loss of Structural Integrity
Water damage to wooden structures like roof decking can lead to water damage inside your home, water spots on your ceilings, or a sagging roofline. If a professional roof repair company unearths rotted decking, the roof will likely need to be replaced entirely to ensure your safety.
Interior Mold and Mildew
In as little as 24 hours from the onset of a roof leak, mold can start growing. More than likely, the bulk of the mold will be found in your attic, and materials like your wooden beams and insulation are most susceptible.
Your attic houses a lot of your home’s electrical wiring. Wires travel into different rooms, then up through the walls and across your attic to run electricity into the rooms adjacent. If water finds its way into your attic, your electrical wiring can get wet and short circuit or cause a fire.
Higher Utility Bills
This issue isn’t necessarily a problem for your physical health, but it does put your family’s financial health at risk. Properly fixing roof leaks can mean a difference of thousands of dollars spent on utility bills over the life of your home.
Common Signs of Roof Damage
- Ceiling spots and stains
- Stains around bathroom fans
- Shingle granules in gutters
- Missing, displaced, loose, or damaged shingles
- Impacts or damages from hail
- Damage to gutters or downspouts
- Dirty, clogged gutters
- Stained or rotted soffits
- Loose or missing flashing
- Mold on interior and exterior walls or siding
- Moss spores on shingles
- Rusty gutters
- Ventilation issues
AquaGuard’s Atlanta Roof Repair Services
At AquaGuard, we pride ourselves on providing the AquaGuard difference. At the core of that statement is our promise that every project will start and finish with the same professional workmanship and customer service Atlanta has come to expect from their local waterproofing, foundation repair, concrete leveling and gutter installation experts. With us, everything truly matters, and that means striving to provide peace of mind to the customers we serve above all else. Experience the AquaGuard difference firsthand when you choose us for your roof repair or replacement needs.
Deal with Your Damaged Roof
Marietta, Rome, Athens, and Atlanta homeowners trust AquaGuard as their roof repair and replacement professionals. Schedule a free inspection of your roof when you contact us today.