Kidd-Luukko Corporation, one of the top roofers in our local area, recommends that homeowners regularly perform simple visual inspections of their roof. Roof leaks are a serious problem and you want to avoid them as much as possible. Water can cause a variety of different issues that can be costly to repair. Here are a few common dangers of a leaking roof:
- Increased Utility Bills – Roof leaks are highly detrimental to your attic insulation because water can saturate your cellulose or fiberglass insulation and reduce their effectiveness. Insulation takes a long time to dry out, and if the roof leak is left unattended, it might deteriorate completely. This results in your home losing cool and hot air, and leads to increased utility bills. If you see a roof leak, you need to call us as soon as possible to assess and fix the problem.
- Damage To Your Roof’s Structure – A leaking roof can damage your exterior trim, fascia boards, rafters, ceiling joists, wall framing, and many other areas. Particularly large and chronic leaks can even greatly weaken the roof framing by causing the wood to deteriorate. Fixing the water damage can be expensive. As a roof repair and roof replacement expert, we highly recommend keeping an eye on your roof and calling us as soon as you see that something is wrong.
- Mildew And Mold Growth – Chronic roof leaks can increase your home’s humidity given enough time, resulting in mold and mildew issues. Mold, in particular, can spread throughout your home’s structure by traveling through the vents and HVAC system. It can affect your clothing, furniture, and carpets. Getting rid of mold is costly, which is why the preferred solution is preventing mold growth from happening in the first place. Regular professional roof inspections and maintenance can prevent this issue.
You can count on Kidd-Luukko Corporation for all of your roof repair needs. We have nearly two decades of experience and we have worked on countless homes. Our goal is to raise the bar in roofing standards, which is why our roofing professionals undergo continuous training and education. That’s why we’re one of the few GAF Master Elite™ contractors in the country. We serve many areas including Hartford, CT, Springfield, MA, and Providence, RI. Call us at (508) 372-0400 to learn more about the dangers of roof leaks. You can also ask for a free estimate.