Waterproofing – Dangers of a Leaky Roof

A leaky roof can cause extensive damage to your building and can put your family and workers safety and health at risk. It is therefore critical to waterproof your roof. Here are a few examples of the dangers of not waterproofing your roof :

  1. Ceiling Damage: A leaky roof can cause damage to your ceiling, including darkening of your paint. If you have plaster ceilings they can bubble, expand and ultimately break open causing even more damage. Not waterproofing your roof can also cause damage to light fittings, ceiling fans, cornices and nearby walls.
  2. Mold and mildewgrowth: Water damage in your building can cause mold and mildew growth due to the damp conditions. Mold can spread throughout the building and can cause health problems, including nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, eye irritation and more.
  3. Fire Hazard: If you have a leaky roof, the water could spark the electrical wiring in your roof to ignite the materials around it.
  4. Deterioration of your roof structure: Overtime a leaky roof can cause rot and weakening of rafters, ceiling joists and more.
  5. Higher utility bills: Wasted energy is another side effect of a leaking roof. Water intrusion is detrimental to the insulation of your ceiling. Your cellulose insulation can become saturated and it takes a long time to dry out. Chronic water intrusion will deplete the insulation significantly and your home or building will lose hot and cool air, resulting in higher bills.

If you have a leaky roof, contact the professionals at Comfort Living. We will provide you with the best solution for your home, office or building . Waterproofing your roof has never been this easy!