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Underestimating the dangers of a small leak in your roof can make you regret a lot of things in the end. A lot of people can’t be bothered to repair a tiny leak, especially when it takes a huge amount of effort just to locate it.

There are a lot of risks involved once a leaky roof gets out of hand. Here are just some of the hazards involved when a roof leak is ignored:

Mold Growth

Molds can be considered as one of the more hidden dangers that can beset a leaky roof. Since moisture tends to creep underneath the shingles of your roof when there is a leak, this becomes the perfect breeding ground for colonies of molds to grow. In time, molds can grow along the frames and sheathing of your roof and eventually cause damaging rot to them.

If this is left unchecked, the rotting wood can give way in time and cause major structural damage to the building. It goes without saying that repairing an entire section of your roof due to collapse will cost you more than simply locating a small leak and patching it up. Any questions? Contact us today.

Ice Dams

This problem is specific to the winter season. Ice dams form when the snow resting on your roof melts and then freezes again when it hits the colder edges of your roof. This causes pools of water to accumulate and work its way back up the shingles of your roof and beneath the soffit or the underside of your roof, eventually finding a way through the roof.

The buildup of ice and water can drill its way through your roof and cause a lot of damage in the long run. The soffit is one of the most difficult parts of the roof to waterproof so you may want to consider getting professional help for such a procedure.

Water Damage and Stains

Of course, you know things have gotten worse once you see that water has finally found its way inside your home or office area. Minor, quick fixes such as duct tape or roof sealants can provide some short term relief from such a problem, but if the source of the roof leak isn’t addressed, this dilemma won’t really stop there.

Water damage can cause damage to the building’s structure as it can cause corrosion and wood rot as beams and other supporting structures take on an excessive amount of water. Stains can also form on the ceiling and may require replacement if it has been going on for a long time.

Professional Roof Repair with Kennedy Restoration Services 

If you have roof leaks and need professional help in plugging them, Kennedy Restoration Services has your back. We specialize in all roof repair and restoration, so you have nothing to worry about. We have friendly staff ready to take your calls and we can be on-site to give you a thorough assessment of your roof. You can get in touch with us through our Contact Us page or through our phone number at 1-888-KENNEDY (536-6339).