The roof of a house is a top priority. It is the first defense against rain, snow and even the hot sun. Did you know, however, that something as small as a leak can turn your roof from protection to a problem? In this post, Paramount Professional Roofing discusses the dangers of having a leaky roof.
Health Risk Due to Mold
One of the most common products of leaks is mold and mildew. If not addressed immediately, they can grow and spread throughout the house. Black mold is the common perpetrator of this, and it can even grow on wood. The costs of clean up and repair for these can be very pricey.
Although rarely hazardous or lethal, mold does lead to a number of health problems like allergies, trouble breathing, rhinitis and even asthma. This is because mold produces spores that go into the air and trigger these reactions.
Fire Hazard and House Damage
If left unchecked, a leak can lead to some severe damage and even potentially serve as a fire hazard. Leaks are usually caused by water buildup, and that water might be ruining your ceilings and interiors. What is worse is you might have wiring close to where the leaks are, and that can start a fire.
These are just a few examples of the dangers of a leaky roof. It might be a good time to check your insurance policy to see if you have coverage for these issues. Once you’re certain of every item in your roofing insurance policy, be sure to call experts like Paramount Professional Roofing to set things right.