Most people are only concerned about their roof’s functionality when it starts to interfere with day-to-day life. If your home has seen some storm damage, animal burrowing, or general weathering, these damages can lead to issues in the interior of your home.
There are many tell-tale signs of roof damage inside your home, and at CMC Roofing Services, we’re here to help you unpack them and find the root of the problem.
If you notice that your ceiling is experiencing some color changes or some weird spotting here and there, this may be due to a leak in your roof. Rook leaks are common, especially if there are holes in your roof deck or gaps in your roofing materials.
Stained ceilings can be rather unsightly, and over time the leaking can wear away at your ceiling, penetrating it and causing water to spill into your home.
Mold and Mildew
If you’ve noticed mold and mildew showing up around your home, there may be excess moisture in your house.
The presence of water encourages the growth of mold and mildew, and you’ll likely first notice these organisms on your ceiling. The presence of mold and mildew can cause illnesses among yourself and your family.
High Energy Bills
If your energy bills have gone up, it’s possible that the insulation in your house is not doing its job. If there are leaks in your roof or animals and pests burrowing in your insulation, this may lead to its degradation and inadequate insulation in your home
Windows and Doors are Narrowing
Excessive water leakages in your home can significantly damage your roofing structures. Damaged roof structures will likely begin to shift and sag. And like a ripple effect, these damages will impact the structural integrity of your home’s doorways and windows because this weight will likely cause these structures to shift as well. This will thus result in your doorways narrowing, and you’ll find that opening and closing your windows will become a lot trickier.
Homeowners are usually only aware of water leaks once it seeps into the interior of the home. These leaks can cause electrical shortages as the water comes into contact with light fixtures and electrical sockets. This water exposure can cause thousands of dollars worth of damages and even injuries.
For more information on how roof damage can affect the interior of your home, give CMC Roofing Services a call today!