“Moisture” and “leak” are two of the scariest words a homeowner can hear. Moisture can cause extensive damage to your roof and even the inside your home. It is important to notice the first signs of moisture in your roof so that you can prevent catastrophe. The right prevention plan will help avoid costly moisture damage to your roof.
If you see moisture or leaks from your ceiling, this is often the first sign that moisture has been accumulating on top of or inside of your roof. You may also notice recently formed water spots on the inside of your home in the form of brown or black spots or rings on the ceiling, walls, or other surfaces. If you see spots like this, you already have damage to your roof. Any of these signs warrants an emergency call to a certified roofing contractor.
Damaged Roofing Materials
Sometimes you know exactly why you are missing a shingle. After all, it’s possible they were damaged by wind or hail in a storm. If you notice the untimely absence of shingles, however, this may mean that moisture is accumulating underneath the structure, weakening the roof and causing the materials to come loose and fall off. This may or may not be visible from the inside of your home. If you notice this, call your roofer immediately. The sooner you can get someone to repair it, the better off you’ll be. Leaving damaged or missing shingles on a roof invites moisture and leads to further costly damage.
Mildew is another symptom of moisture accumulation in your roof. Mildew and mold can be extremely dangerous to the people inside of your home, especially to those with weak or compromised immune systems. If you see mold and mildew on the inside of your house, it is likely that moisture is causing damage to your roofing structure as well. Make sure to call your roofer as soon as possible to address this issue. The longer mildew and mold stay thriving in a space, the more the spores will continue to produce. You don’t want to risk the health of yourself or your loved ones.
Get Help Right Away
When you notice the first signs of moisture in your home, it’s important to call a professional roofing company right away. A certified roofer can come out to give you an estimate on the damage, as well as to give timeframes for addressing the issues or replacing your faulty roof.
If you are in the Howard County area and need someone to address moisture in your home, give RoofPro a call today. We’ve built our quality reputation by handling each roofing repair or replacement project with the highest level of craftsmanship, simply doing it right the first time. This trustworthiness is one reason why more and more insurance companies, realtors, property managers, companies, and homeowners send referrals to RoofPro. With free estimates and friendly service, we would be happy to help address all moisture issues in your home and set you up on a moisture prevention plan for the future.
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