Saturday, July 16, 2016

When Roof Leaks Cause Flood Damage

The damages a leaking roof may bring

Roof leaks repaired?

When the roof leaks, water damage begins. (Photo Credits)

Flood water damage does not only come from the usual flooding from outside the home, or from any failure in a home’s plumbing system. It can actually come ffrom above – the ceiling, the roof – which may leak of rain water or snow that has melted out. Check out Ace1 Website

Good Rich Roofing cautioned property owners that there is more damage to a leaking roof, than just the damaged ceiling.

“It’s easier for water to seep through a damaged roof and consequently destroy other parts of the home. Here are several signs of water damage: Bad smell coming from rotting wood or stagnant water; Dark yellow or brown stains on walls or ceilings; Damaged walls or ceilings (e.g., sagging ceiling or warped or buckled walls);  Soft, cracked, or cupping floors.” Read the rest of the post here.

The damage it brings

Lyon’s contracting says water damage to a home or a commercial property is the main type of damage a roof leak can cause.

“The attic and your ceiling are the first areas that water attacks in your home. Ceiling plaster might expand and bubble and ceiling paint might darken. The water can also damage the nearby walls’ plaster and paint. Long-term roof leaks can also promote mold and mildew growth, which can lead to health issues. Lastly, water can damage your rafters, fascia boards, wall framing, and ceiling joists.”

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What a property owner can do

Roof Doctor Utah says that to avoid the concern, a property owner should have regular roofing inspections.

“Investing in an inspection by a contractor at the end of every summer is good preventive maintenance. A roofing, siding, landscaping and piping professional are what makes up your ultimate team. Prepping your home for winter is a must, but few people do it. Don’t risk your biggest investment — start planning now for regular checks to ensure a safe home.”

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Once a roof leak is detected it is important that water damage inspections immediately take place so that restoration and remediation can be carried out as early as possible.

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