Homeowners in the Treasure Valley understand how important the roof is over their heads. However, it’s just as important to make sure it’s in good shape. If not, your home can develop major problems like mold, mildew, and leaks. Keep in mind that the roof of your home works as a barrier from the outside elements and even the smallest leak can cause large, costly damages. That’s why Pacific Home & Patio would like to provide you with the following Boise roofing guide to water damage.
Boise Roofing Water Damage
The following are common signs of roof water damage.
It may seem rather obvious, but if you spot any drips coming from your ceiling or moisture on your walls, this is a common sign of roof water damage. Even if the leak seems to disappear, it’s better to get it inspected by a professional. Chronic problems with moisture can create permanent, lasting damage if not fixed appropriately.
A water stain on your ceiling is usually shaped like a puddle that is layered with a light red or brown color around the edges. While they are often very noticeable, water stains can also be difficult to spot as they can occur under dark paint.
If you spot any broken, damaged, or missing shingles when you inspect your roof from the outside, it’s important to have them repaired as soon as possible. Broken or missing shingles gives water a direct pathway to enter your home resulting in unwanted water damage.
Flashing is the material that is attached to all the seams and edges of your roof. As your roof ages, the flashing can crack and dry out. Because flashing is an important part of protecting your roof, any damage you spot is a cause for concern. Furthermore, if you spot any cracks or upward bent flashing, this allows rain water to run inside the seams of your roof.
Health & Safety Risks
While property damage is one thing, having a leaky roof comes with certain health and safety risks as well. The growth of mold and mildew inside your home is one of the most serious drawbacks, especially if it develops into black mold due to water intrusion. Not only does it attract frames, ceiling tiles, and walls, it can be very hard to remove and can cause severe health problems for those inside your home.
Pacific Home & Patio
Protect and preserve the structural integrity of your roof while saving money in the long run by letting Pacific Home & Patio help. We’ve been proudly serving the Treasure Valley area for over 50 years. Let us inspect your roof and conduct a comprehensive assessment of any services you might need. Contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 376-0000.