It is important to fix roof leaks quickly. If they are not addressed immediately it can have a costly effect in the short and long run. Most small roof leaks can be taken care of by the homeowner before they become so big that a professional needs to be called in. There can be a multitude of reasons for a roof leak, overflowing gutters, missing shingles, seam gaps around vent pipes or chimneys, or even not having enough attic ventilation that causes a buildup of condensation.
It is important to understand that water can be sneaky. Just because its results show up in one area of your inside ceiling, doesn’t mean that the leak is directly above it. Before dripping down to show that tell-tale sign of water damage on your ceiling, water and condensation can travel along roof/ceiling joists, gas or water pipes, even electrical lines.
Leaks that are not fixed quickly can become costly messes and even lead to health hazards. Wherever there is an area of warm moist air, there is that potential for mold and bacteria growth. Many insects, including carpenter ants search for areas of rotted wood as well. Health hazards aside, the cost of replacing drywall, insulation, and in some cases flooring, are all good reasons to detect where a potential roof leaks are coming from and to remodeling, and to fix them quickly. If you are unable to detect the roof leak in short order, many Atlanta roofing experts have experience in tracking down these elusive leaks.
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