Water damage to a roof is caused by water that has seeped into the roofing material itself. The water could go through a leak in the roof. If the roof is old, it could go through the roofing material.
Any seeping water in your roof underlayment is bad for the roofing materials because they can cause them to decompose and crack. They can also cause the materials to freeze and expand, leading to the materials splitting and breaking apart.
If these aren’t enough to convince you never to delay water damage repairs for your roof, here are five more reasons to do it.
Timely roofing repair can prevent further damage from occurring. For example, a small hole caused by water on your roof could develop into an even bigger problem if not fixed right away, especially if the next rainstorm is just around the corner. Always have your roof repaired before the issue worsens and becomes more expensive.
When water penetrates the roofing system, it can cause structural problems in the wood framing and insulation. The wood framing can deteriorate and weaken over time, causing the roof to sag. This causes problems with both insulation and heating/cooling of your home. As for insulation, it will now not properly be able to prevent heat from escaping or entering your home due to poor installation.
Weakened wood frames and concrete foundations can lead to an overall property deterioration that can be extremely costly to repair. Therefore, contact a professional to help with your roofing or make an insurance claim with you at the first sign of water damages on your roof and attic.
When water damage occurs, the wood and other materials in the home become saturated. This causes them to deteriorate quickly, making it more susceptible to mold growth. Mold and other airborne hazards are a health concern that can lead to respiratory problems such as asthma and allergies.
Mold is a fungus that can grow in moist environments, such as extremely-humid bathrooms, kitchens and basements. The spores from mold can enter the house and endanger everyone living there.
Water damage from leaks or floods can increase humidity levels inside a building, leading to mold growth and poor energy efficiency. Increased humidity can make indoor air quality poorer for occupants, leading to respiratory problems.
Excessive humidity can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. To prevent this, humidity levels should be kept below 60% or above 40% to maintain a healthy indoor environment. Dehumidifiers can only do so much in water-damaged homes. You’ll need industrial water damage specialists to clean and dry out your home.
Water damage to your home can significantly affect your insurance premiums if not repaired properly. The water damage can lead to mold and mildew growth, which may cause health problems, and the mold and mildew can also lead to structural damage.
Research has shown that after an insurance claim is filed for water damage, the homeowner's premiums will increase significantly, sometimes even doubling. If a homeowner files a claim for water damage and is found to be at fault, their premiums will increase significantly. You can be at fault if you didn’t make a claim immediately and delayed your roof’s repairs.
You can always count on Paramount Roofing & Consulting to provide you with the best roofing insurance claims services in the country. Contact us today to learn more about everything we can do for you.