People rarely pay much attention to their roofing systems until it starts to interfere with their daily lives. When your roof has been damaged by a passing storm, burrowing animals, or has simply deteriorated over time, these damages can affect the interior of your home.
There are many tell-tale signs of roof damage inside your home, and at Port Orchard Roofing, 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 may be caused by a leak in your roofing system. Roof leaks occur when there are holes in your roof deck, which allows water to seep into the interior of your home.
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 there’s an increase in mold and mildew growth in your home, chances are there’s water collecting inside 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, your insulation system may not be working as well as it should be.
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.
Narrow Windows and Doors
If your home’s roofing system structures are damaged, it will most likely affect the structures of your home’s doorways and windows. Damaged roof structures will likely begin to shift and sag.
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.
These leaks can cause electrical shortages as the water comes into contact with light fixtures and electrical sockets. This water exposure can cause thousands of dollars worth of damages and even injuries.
For more information on how roof damage can affect the interior of your home, give Port Orchard Roofing a call today!