What Roof Leaks Can Do to Your Home

What Roof Leaks Can Do to Your Home

Did your roof spring a leak over the summer?

Did your roof spring a leak over the summer? Well, maybe it’s been patched up. It’s possible another one could happen during the wet, wild weather of the fall. If you don’t notice it right away, it could get you into trouble. Here’s a look at what roof leaks can do to your home.

Roofing Materials Change Color

First of all, roof leaks will damage the roof itself. This is a slow process, which makes it even harder to find. However, you’ll notice, given enough time that the roofing materials such as the shingles, underlayment, and ceiling will all start to change colors. This can be unsettling, but it is also the clearest sign that something is wrong with your roof. Whenever you see this, it’s best to leave it to the experts, especially if mold has started growing where the water damage has lingered.

Mold Infestation

Mold and mildew love water damage, and they will leave damage of their own. Mold can leave structural damage and make everyone in your family sick, even if they don’t have any preexisting allergies to its presence. Mold can come in a variety of colors, such as black, green, and white, but it’ll typically grow in circles.

Drywall Damage

Eventually, the water damage from roof leaks can reach the drywall of your home. Moisture can ruin the plaster that makes up drywall, and then the drywall will start to break apart. Don’t let that happen to you. Rely on the experts at Jim Amos to help you out.

Electrical Hazards

One last problem you’ll need to be watchful for is any electrical hazards. Water can damage the tubing on the wires that prevent them from exposing electricity. Remember, water conducts electricity, which is why this problem due to roof leaks is especially dangerous. 

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Need more help caring for your home? Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and their referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time and on budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!

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