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Why Waiting Too Long To Fix a Roof Leak Leads to Bigger Problems

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Neglecting your roof can be one of the worst things you can do.  To save time and money, homeowners often make the choice to wait for smaller, necessary repairs.  These short term decisions though lead to long term consequences.  Roofs which are poorly maintained age faster and are more likely to experience troublesome roof leaks.  Unfortunately these roof leaks don’t heal on their own.  Once they begin, they continue to wreak havoc on the home until the problem is addressed.

The Harmful Effects of Roof Leaks
There are a number of ways ignoring a roof leak can lead to larger, more costly repairs:                                                                                     

  • Interior mold and mildew issues
  • Threat of fire due to water exposure to the home’s electrical wiring
  • Structural damage to roof framing, rafters, ceiling joists, and other areas of the home
  • Extensive attic and ceiling damage
  • Complete roof replacement often before the expected replacement time
  • Reduction in property value due to water damage
  • Higher utility bills resulting from a water-logged insulation’s inability to retain heated or cooled air

Warning Signs of a Leaky Roof

  • Algae or Mold Growth
  • Buckling Shingles
  • Curling Shingles
  • Roof Rot
  • Water Stains on the Ceiling
  • Granule Loss

If you begin to notice of any of the warning signs of a leaky roof it is critical to have the roof inspected right away.  A trusted exterior contracting company such as Custom Installations is the best expert for the job.  We not only install new roofs but also inspect and repair existing ones.  If your home has suffered recent weather-related damage or is just simply old have it inspected today.  Uncovering any hidden problems will allow you to address these minor annoyances before they turn into costly repairs.  Schedule your inspection with Custom Installations today.

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