It’s easy to take your roofing system for granted until it starts to hamper your daily life. Whether a storm has bumped up against it, an animal decided that they liked living in your attic, or time simply took its toll on the structure – no matter what the reason is- any damage to your roofing system can interfere with all aspects of one’s home and create some major problems over time.
There are many tell-tale signs of roof damage inside your home, and at John Henderson Construction, we’re here to help you unpack them and find the root of the problem.
If you notice that your ceiling is turning a nasty brown/yellow color, this could be caused by holes in your roof due to issues with the deck. If water seeps into the interior of your home through these areas, it often causes large brown/yellow stains right across your ceiling.
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 notice that the mold and mildew on your walls are getting out of control, there’s a good chance that there’s a water leakage in your home.
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 you notice that your energy bills have drastically increased, it may be time for an insulation inspection.
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
Did you know that if your home’s roof structures are damaged, it will most likely affect your home’s door and window structures? Damaged roofs can lead to the shifting or sagging of your home’s interior structures.
This weight will impact the structural integrity inside your home and likely cause these 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.
When there’s a water leak in your home, the water will most likely make its way down into the interior of your home.
The leaks can cause electric shortages as the water comes into contact with light fixtures and electrical sockets. This water exposure can harm people, costing thousands of dollars worth in damages.
For more information on how roof damage can affect the interior of your home, give John Henderson Construction a call today!