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3 Bad Results Of Ignoring a Leaking Roof in South Florida

If you are a South Florida homeowner, RRSA Vero Beach wants you to know how dangerous it is to ignore your roof if it is leaking. If left unchecked, flaws in your homeís roof can lead to serious and expensive issues, not just for your roof but for your home as a whole. From risking your South Florida homeís infrastructure to costing you a lot in the way of utility bills, a leaky roof can wreak havoc on your home if you ignore it.

RRSA Vero Beach is here to help you with your leaking roof in South Florida.†Don’t ignore that leak, let us give you a free roof inspection and talk about roof replacement.††Just so you know, below are the 3 major bad results of ignoring a leaky roof:

1. Mold and Mildew

As your South Florida roof leaks, water seeps into your home, causing mold and mildew to gain a foothold, grow and spread. Not only does this present a serious issue that can result in health concerns like congestion and asthma, but mold spores can also spread through your homes HVAC system, infecting carpets, furniture, and even clothing. The earlier mold and mildew are detected, the easier it is to rid your home of this dangerous consequences of a roof leak.

2. Increased Energy Costs

Although unexpected, leaky roofs can make an enormous impact on your monthly utility bill. Water trickling in through a leaky roof can affect your South Florida homeís insulation before itís even visible on ceilings or walls. Insulation saturated with water is no longer effective in keeping your homeís internal temperature regulated. That means the hot and cool air that your air conditioning system is working hard to produce is escaping through ineffective insulation. In turn, you end up with stuck with a bill for more than you bargained for.

3. Water Damage

Some of the most costly repairs to your home can be caused by water damage. Water entering your home can leave dark stains on your ceiling and walls. Even worse, ceilings can become so permeated with water that they leave you with the choice of an increasingly expensive repair bill or a collapsed ceiling. Homes constructed with drywall face additional risks associated with roof leaks. Water infecting your homeís drywall can cause it to dampen or crumble into small pieces, risking the structure of your home. Homes constructed of wood arenít missing out on the damage caused by a leaky roof either. Beams, studs, and joints that make up your homeís structure can begin to rot and weaken, causing serious structural damage that needs immediate attention.

The best way to keep any of these issues occurring to your South Florida roof is to call RRSA in Vero Beach and let us come out to your home and give you a free roof inspection. As a Certified Master Elite GAF Contractor, RRSA Vero Beach adheres to the highest standard, both in the quality of the GAF roofing products we carry, and our complete professionalism.

Call us today and let’s talk about your roof in South Florida, most especially if you suspect you have a roof leak. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”


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8525 20th St.
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