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Why do you need roof leak repair now?

May 11

Why do you need roof leak repair now?

Even if your roof is leaky, you could face serious long-term damages. Roof leak repair can be vital because water issues don't go away on their own and will only get worse.

How important is it to have a roof leaked immediately

Roof leaks can cause severe damage to your home. A roof leak can cause more than aesthetic problems. Water in your home could also lead to structural damage and even a total roof failure.

Here's what water does when it gets into your home through the roof.

  • You can create the ideal environment for mold growth and mildew.
  • Wood rot
  • Take a bath in your drywall
  • Make your whole roof fail

Water, Mold, and Mildew

Mold and mildew can thrive in watery, damp environments. Mold can be dangerous and you should address it immediately. Look out for mold and mildew on your walls, rafters, and main living areas. You may need to have your roof repaired in Marietta GA right away if you notice it.

Wood Rot

Wood rot can be hard to spot. It appears as white or yellow and looks stringy. Wood can turn darker brown from rot and even break apart.

Drywall Water

Look out for signs of water damage to your drywall. This could include mildew growth, discoloration, and bulging paint. It may be visible on your ceilings, on your walls, or both. One thing is certain: If water gets into your drywall and causes it to leak, it will again happen if you don’t fix the issue right away.

Catastrophic Roof Loss Due to Water Incursion

Wood rot can cause roof collapse. Sometimes, it can be hard to spot. Be sure to look for saggy spots in the exterior and check your attic's rafters. Rotten wood could cause your roof's structure to collapse, which could lead to damage to the rest of your house.

How do you know if your roof needs to be repaired?

Watch out for roof leaks in your home and exterior. You should be looking for:

  • Dark spots on the ceiling and walls
  • Spots in the attic that let the outside light through the roof
  • A sagging appearance
  • Roof shingles that are missing or damaged
  • Drainage slow or blocked gutters
  • Install loose roofing material close to your home
  • Wear-and tear around chimneys or roof vents

What should you do if you have a roof leak?

You may not find the source of water damage in your home below the leak. Sometimes, you can track the water's path and find the leak. But more often than not it's more complicated. You might also have multiple leaks in your roof, especially if the roof is old or has been damaged by hail, stormy weather, or other factors.

For a free inspection, it is best to contact us. We can locate the leakage source and make any necessary repairs. We can inspect your roof and identify the source if there are any leaks.


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Marietta, Georgia

(470) 720 5162