How Roof Leaks Affect Your Home’s Structural Integrity

Water damage as a result of roof leaks are a serious threat to your home and shouldn’t be taken lightly. At the first sign of a roof leak, it’s important to arrange for prompt roof repair.

How Roof Leaks Affect Your Home’s Structural Integrity

In this post, the roofing experts at Sterling Exteriors discuss how roof leaks can negatively affect your home’s structural integrity.

Leaks and Ceiling Damage

Your ceiling and attic space are the first areas water damage from a roof leak will spread to, which can worsen the condition of your home. In the case of the ceiling, the leak can interfere with the natural ventilation and insulating properties of your home, which will eventually result in poor comfort levels and a loss of energy efficiency.

Mold and Mildew

These are the two of the most serious, long-term consequences of roof leaks. Both mold and mildew can spread quickly throughout the home via the HVAC system, allowing them to invade your carpets, furniture and even clothing. Black mold is the most common type and is known for attacking and physically damaging wood framing, siding, along with wall and floor coverings. Both mold and mildew thrive in warm and damp environments, so it’s important that you address roof leaks and siding concerns as soon as possible.

Cracked Foundations

Roof leaks can eventually seep into and pool near your home’s foundation, causing gradual damage to the very structure that your house stands on. Eventually, this will weaken the structure to the point where the house may sag, which is dangerous.

Finally, these leaks will eventually start damaging some of the weaker portions of your home, such as the rafters, joists and fascia boards. These are just a few of the dangers your home will face if you underestimate roof leaks.

Sterling Exteriors is ready to assist homeowners like you with your roof leaks and outdoor living concerns. Call us today at (513) 322-4777 to learn more about our services. We offer roof repair services throughout Milford, Newton and Anderson Township, OH.