Surprising Dangers of a Leaky Roof

Surprising Dangers of a Leaky Roof

A compromised leak can feel like your whole house is crumbling down — especially when it comes to your roof. Luckily, if the leaks are addressed quickly enough, they can be stopped before they become an issue out of anyone’s control.

Mold and Mildew Infestations

If left unrepaired, a leaky roof can encourage mold and mildew to grow out of control. Mildew can be unsightly, but it’s relatively easy to clean up. Mold, on the other hand, can be much more difficult. Certain mold spores can cause minor allergic reactions in people who are sensitive or who are susceptible to respiratory diseases.

Electrical Fires

Electrical wiring runs throughout your home and can be found behind walls, in your attic space, and above your ceiling. Water from a leaky roof can interact with wiring and cause electrical shorts, which can potentially lead to house fires.

Compromised Structure

When we talk about cleaning your roof, we don’t mean doing it yourself. This is a dangerous task, and should only be done by professional contractors with experience in roof care. Their specialized equipment and cleaning solutions will properly clean your roof better than any store-bought cleaning supplies.

Your home is one of your most valuable investments. Don’t trust just anyone on your roof. Trust Fairfield County Exteriors!

Since 1996 Fairfield County Exteriors has specialized in residential roofing and repair services. As a GAF Certified roofing company, we offer top of the line roofing products with a lifetime warranty.

 

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