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How Roof Leaks Damage Your Home

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Roof leaks are something almost every homeowner has experienced, especially those who live in particularly rainy areas. Roof leaks occur for many reasons, such as missing shingles, loose vent flashing, cracked vent boot, ice dam build-up, and many more.

Not tending to a roof leak as soon as you spot it will only lead to it becoming a bigger problem and may end up damaging your home. Don’t believe us? Well, keep reading as we detail the ways in which roof leaks can damage your home.

Stained Ceiling

A consistent water leak will lead to the staining of your ceiling over time. A stained ceiling is visually unappealing and will deteriorate the look and feel of the interior of your home. A water leak usually forms stain rings on your ceiling. The longer you ignore the leak, the bigger these rings will become.

Sagged Ceiling

A large roof leak can lead to the sagging of the ceiling inside your home. This sagging is a result of captured water having nowhere to go. Living around a sagged ceiling poses a threat to you and your family because it can burst, which can cause injuries and water damage throughout your home.

Structural Damage

Overexposure to water will lead to the structural damage of things like your attic space, your walls, roof beams, and more. An excess of water will lead to your home and roof’s structures rotting and slowly deteriorating. Eventually, these structures will fail and lead to your house collapsing.

Damaged Floors

Roof leaks may cause a large puddle of water to form on your flooring. This water will most likely damage your flooring and can also cause people to slip and fall. If you want to avoid having to redo your home’s flooring, it’s best to fix your roof leak as soon as possible.

Property Damage

Water leaks on things like TVs, toasters, and other appliances can cause an electrical fire or the electrocution of your or one of your family members. In order to protect yourself and your family, give your roofing company a call so that they can see to the leak immediately.

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