A good, solid roof and roofer are all that stands between you and the elements. If a roof has been damaged in any way, it’s essential to get it repaired as soon as possible. Leaks, bad shingles, and warping can cause bigger (and more expensive) problems down the road. Roof repair in Kansas City and Dallas – Fort Worth may feel inconvenient, but it’s better than making your entire home or business susceptible to damage. Here are a few issues a bad roof can pose.
Safety Hazards and Fire Risk
It may sound surprising, but it’s an unseen danger— water can cause fires. Moisture that seeps in through your home’s roof may come into contact with electrical wiring, causing short circuits and starting a blaze. If the fire isn’t put out quickly, the damage to the building is irreversible. Take action as soon as you notice roof damage. Shut off your electricity and contact a qualified contractor.
Skyrocketing Energy Bills
Your roof is a key component of your home or business’s overall insulation. Holes, gaps, and crevices allow continuous air flow in and out, leading to higher temperatures in summer and lower temperatures in winter. Air conditioner and heating systems have to work overtime to make up the difference. While your AC and heater are struggling to regulate the temperature, money will slip through your fingers. Before you know it, you’ll be faced with an energy bill that’s double (or even triple) what it should be.
Mildew and Mold
Damaged roofs are the perfect breeding ground for harmful mildew and mold. Consistent water exposure puts you, your family, employees, customers, and even pets at risk for a number of health problems. Contact with mold and mildew can cause nasal congestion, respiratory difficulty, throat irritation, infection, and more. Children and those with asthma are particularly prone to these hazards.
The problems don’t stop there— mold and mildew can also affect the structural integrity of your home. Over time, it will infect your home, church, office, etc from top to bottom, penetrating your ceiling, beams, and even your floors! The wood will warp and may even collapse.
A bad roof exposes the interior of your home to a litany of exterior forces. Water can seep through and ruin walls, ceilings, carpets, wood floors, furniture, electronic devices, clothes, and everything in between. Insects and small animals can crawl through the cracks and infest your attic, basement, and living space. Without a good roof, there is little to stop the outside from getting in.
If your roof is damaged in any way, let our roofers help! Contact us in Kansas City or Dallas – Fort Worth at your earliest convenience. Our #TeamRJ professionals can both perform repairs and diagnose unseen issues. A high quality and certified roofer is always a worthy investment— without one, your family, your home, and your possessions are at risk.