Leaks are the most common problem your roof will experience. They can pop up after a storm or come about as a result of disrepair or poor installation. Regardless, it’s a problem that you shouldn’t underestimate as more critical problems often originate from leaks.
Korrect General Contracting, LLC, your full service general contractor, shares how a roof leak puts your home at risk.
Leaks can cause serious damage to the roof structure. When water enters through a crack in the roof, it will eventually find its way to the underside of the shingles – past the underlayment, settling on the wood deck. It may eventually enter the walls where it will do continuous moisture damage. This will have a negative impact not just on the stability of the roof, but also the exterior siding, ceiling and the walls.
What’s dangerous about leaks is that they often take a long time to fully manifest. They start out harmless and insignificant. By the time you notice the warning signs, however, it’s often already too late. This risk is why, as part of our residential construction services, we strongly urge homeowners to take advantage of our in-depth roof inspection. This allows you to head off problems, such as leaks, and address them when they are still small and easier to handle.
The leaks can also ruin the insulation in your attic space and between the walls. When this happens, the leak will force the insulation into clumps until they completely lose their effectiveness. On top of increasing your energy use, it also affects the structural integrity of the roof. The insulation, after all, is what keeps the roof from drying up during winter and accumulating moisture during the hotter months.
What You Can Do About It
The simplest way to prevent leaks is to do preventive roof repair. This allows you to address leaks when they are still harmless and patch them up before they become a danger to the roof. At Korrect General Contracting, LLC, we’ll make sure your roof is leak-free throughout the year.
We also offer home foundation repair. Call us today at (817) 888-8827 to learn more about our services. We are a full service general contractor in Arlington, TX.