As your home ages, it’s natural for some damage to occur. One of the most common, yet serious, types of damages is water damage. That being said, it’s extremely important to fix water damage as soon as you notice it. Since it can be difficult to identify if your home has water damage, we have created a short list of the most common signs. Many times water damage comes from a roof leak on your home. For roofing problems it’s always best to call a qualified roofing contractor in Brighton Michigan to repair any damage or even to inspect the roof. Be sure to look for the following signs that your home may have a problem.
As with any type of damage to your home it’s always best to get it repaired quickly. Neglecting a roof leak on your home can lead to all sorts of damage to the home. Even a small roof leak can cause thousands of dollars in damages and may end up causing mold to grow in your home. So not only is the problem costing you lots of money it can also be unhealthy for your family. Be sure to look for the following signs of water damage in your Brighton Michigan home:
Extreme winds and rain can damage your roof and leave parts of it exposed. If you notice any roofing damage, such as missing shingles, cracks, or holes, this could also be an indicator that your home has water damage. Water can easily seep through your roof from roofing damage that results in exposed parts.
Even if you don’t notice any water in the living spaces of your home, water might be building up in your attic or right under your roof. That being said, if you notice any roof damages you should contact a professional roofer as soon as possible to assess the extent of the damage.
While dirt, leaves, and roofing granules will naturally fall into your gutters over time, clogged gutters that can’t properly deposit water increases the chances of water damage. After all, gutters are supposed to lead water away from your home and deposit it at a regulated rate in which it won’t affect your home or its foundation. But if your gutters are clogged, then they won’t be able to do so. This could lead to foundation water damage, which can be extremely expensive and time consuming to repair.
Additionally, excess roofing granules in your gutter most likely means your roof isn’t adequately protecting your home. As previously stated, having an exposed roof increases the chances of water damage because your roof won’t have the durability or resilience to keep water out.
A leak is a surefire sign that your home has water damage, or at least is on its way to developing serious damage. After all, water has to penetrate multiple layers of your home in order to cause a leak. For example, a leak in a ground floor living room means water penetrated through your roof and ceiling.
While a leak doesn’t necessarily mean your home has water damage, it does mean that water could damage your home unless you control the leak and fix it as soon as possible. As soon as you notice a leak, you should move any personal items out of the way, place a bucket under the leak to collect the water, and clean any residual water in your home. Also make sure to contact a local roofer or contractor to assess the leak and any damage. It’s important to keep in mind that time is of the essence. The sooner you hire a professional, the less severe the damage is likely to be.
Lastly, water damage usually occurs as a home, and more specifically a roof, ages. If you live in an older home and haven’t renovated parts of your home or replaced your roof within a twenty-year time frame, then you are more vulnerable to water damage. That being said, you should hire a roofer or contractor to assess the condition of your home and roof, as well as do any necessary repairs or replacements.
Be sure to call Livingston Roof Pros if you need roof repair service in Brighton Michigan. We can inspect your roof and make any necessary repairs quickly and affordably.
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