Your roof and gutters are designed to withstand some of the most severe weather and natural calamities out there. However, even the best types of roofing and gutter materials can succumb to the ravages of the elements, leading to issues such as leaks. In today’s blog post, your preferred roofing construction company Y.E.S. Contracting Services shares three of the most hazardous consequences of a leaky roof and gutters.
Compromised Structural Integrity
Water damage can affect not only your roof and gutters but also your entire residential property. Left unchecked, the water can seep through your attic, down to your ceiling and eventually, to the foundation of your house. Roof and gutter leaks can even result in a flooded basement, which leads to an even further weakened foundation. While all of these issues tend to develop over a long period of time, a roof and gutter repair simply might not cut it by the time the damage becomes apparent.
This is why you should schedule an inspection with your roofing contractor at the first sign of leaks. Better yet, schedule an inspection after every storm to ensure your roofing and gutters are still intact.
Apart from safety hazards, homeowners should also watch out for the health hazards brought about by leaking roofs and gutters. It’s common knowledge that excessive moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth. When this happens, the air that’s circulating around your home can become contaminated by inhalable pollutants. The contaminated air leaves you and your family exposed to health risks such as headaches, nausea and may even aggravate respiratory diseases, especially for household members with asthma.
Water and electrical wires are never a good combination as it can lead to life-threatening fires. The area that is most likely to be vulnerable is your attic or ceiling where electrical wiring tends to be concealed and therefore not checked as often as it should be checked. There might be frayed or shorted wires that need to be fixed.
If you’re looking for quality general contracting services, look no further than Y.E.S. Contracting Services. We also offer exterior solutions for commercial properties. Want a leak-free home? Call us today at (423) 702-4000. We serve Johnson City, TN.