Residential Roofing

Residential Roofing

There are many things to keep in mind when speaking of roofing. It is important to be aware of the dangers and hazards of improper roofing.  A roof is vital to one’s family, home, and property. It protects all three from harsh weather and elements. It is extremely important to ensure that a professional roofer installs a high quality roof on any home.

The obvious reason for a quality roof is basic protection. Inadequate or improperly installed roofing can present many problems. One of these is damage to personal property.  Water and water damage is actually a fire hazard. There are numerous electrical wires within walls and in attics. Electrical wires can short out if they come into contact with water. If it is suspected that this has occurred turn off the power, call a professional electrician, and contact a roofing company.

Leaky roofs can cause a great deal of water damage to walls and foundations. Many times it goes completely unnoticed. The water seeps into wood and creates a humid environment. Mildew and mold grow in this type of environment causing further damage to the home. It is also very expensive to rid a home of mold and mildew once it gains access. Mold and mildew are extremely hazardous to people’s health. This applies to both people with allergies and sensitivities to them and people without, especially in the case of black mold or Stachybotrys chartarum.

Both water and mold cause major damage to the entire structure of the home. It is important to consult a roofing company as soon as a leak is suspected. Water leaks can cause wood to rot and decay. It is costly to replace walls and personal property as well as repair the roof. It is even more costly the longer owners wait. If you add up the repair of damage to the home; replacement of personal items; and the removal of any mold or mildew this can completely wipe out a family’s entire savings.

In the case of extreme damage to a roof and or ceiling there is the potential of a collapse. Not only is this disastrous to the home and bank account, but more importantly, it can harm individuals inside the home when/if the accident occurs. The wellbeing of the individuals is, of course, the most important consideration; however, take into consideration of hospital bills and medical treatment not to mention the potential loss of a loved one or family pets.

There are a couple of simple methods of detecting and locating a leak. One obvious way is if the water usage dramatically increases. This almost always indicates a leak and if it is not a leak there is some sort of issue that should be attended to. Another way to tell is water stains on the ceilings or walls. Odd noises such as hisses, clanks, or clinking coming from pipes, ceilings, and walls is another indicator. A professional roofing contractor should be consulted in the case of any suspected leak. They will be able to advise home owners of potential dangers and measures to take, not to mention the actual repair or replacement of the roof.

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