As a homeowner, you know that unexpected repairs can be a budget-breaker. In most cases, delaying a small repair can lead to excessive costs and require you to act immediately. This is especially true when it comes to roof repairs.
A Leaky Roof Can Cause Substantial Damage
Leaky roofs are one of the many problems you may encounter when it comes to your roof. Beyond allowing water to leak into your attic or a room in your home, a leaky roof can lead to bacteria growth. Bacteria can impact your health. It can cause breathing problems and lead to allergic reactions. The best way to avoid water damage and threats to your health is to get leaks in your roof fixed as soon as possible. Additionally, monitor your ceiling throughout the year to look for ceiling stains which signal you have a leak.
Damage to Your Soffit Can Lead to Leaks
Soffit is the name given to the overhanging eaves attached to your home; it’s the part of your roof that extends beyond the structure of your home. It prevents water from washing away the soil around your foundation. Unfortunately, insects and birds like to build homes in your soffit, which can lead to damage. The damage can lead to wood rot and water leaks. If you notice you have birds in your soffit, have a professional remove them as soon as possible to avoid damage.
Missing Shingles Allow Heat to Escape
Over time, exposure to the elements can affect how your roof performs. A common problem older roofs face is loose or missing shingles. If you are missing shingles, then it’s possible that you are losing energy in your home. Shingles are one aspect of a multi-layer system that helps you keep energy in your home. A missing shingle means you have less roofing protection than normal. As such, if you notice warped, loose, or missing shingles on your roof, you should act immediately.
If you live in and around the Minneapolis and St. Paul Metro area, our team at The Construction Group can help you with your roofing repairs. We have years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. We urge you to give us a call today to schedule an appointment.