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Risks of Putting Off a Roof Leak Repair

If your roof starts to leak, you may think, putting a bucket under the exposed area is a temporary fix. While this small leak may not seem like a big issue and in your eyes, everything is under control, putting off a needed repair could affect a whole bunch of other issues.

1. Electrical Issues:

When a roof leak occurs, you can get moisture build up in your ceiling and walls. This creates a scenario where the moisture can come in contact with electrical wiring and outlets the electrical damage can vary dramatically in scope. Taking care of your roof repair will limit the amount of moisture that gets in your house.

2. Mold & Mildew Buildup:

Another common thing that occurs when moisture builds up in your home is mold and mildew growth. Just after a few days of water making it in your house, in dark and warm areas, we often see mold start to grow. While not all molds negatively affect your health they can damage the appearance and efficiency of your walls, ceilings, and floors.

3. Insulation:

When a roof leaks, there are often pools of water that form which can soak into our insulation. So many homes throughout New England use fiberglass insulation that compresses when exposed to water. This will drastically reduce the energy efficiency of your house resulting in increased bills!

4. Greater Roofing Damage:

A small roof leak can quickly turn into a much bigger problem.  A small amount of water going into your roof creates soft spots, that can cause more leaks, ice dams and even can collapse a roof.

When you notice a leak in your roof, be sure to take care of it right away. If you live in the Greater Boston area, please feel free to contact our specialists and we can get your home back to working order in no time.

For more information, please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at 617-319-1225 or through our online contact form.

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