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Dangers of a Leaky Roof

Your roof serves as your Columbus home’s first line of defense against a lot of potential threats. Storms, water, and sun among many other factors can all have a demonstrably negative impact on your home. And your roof protects against them all! But while a high-quality roof is durable and generally quite dependable, it isn’t impervious to the risks it protects you against, and over time it may develop weaknesses and leaks.

At APCO, our experts never want you to suffer from the dangers of a leaky roof, so we provide top-tier roof installation, replacement, and storm damage repair services to meet your healthy roof needs! Wondering what dangers a leaking roof can spell for your home?

Looking for the best roofing services in Columbus, Ohio? Contact the certified roofing specialists at APCO today!

The Risks Associated with Roof Leaks

You might expect only one or two complications from a damaged, leaky roof. But the fact is that your roof leak could be contributing to a massive number of home risks, including:

  • Further damage to the roof itself. A leaky roof is a weak roof, and over time that small leak will rapidly develop into a full-scale problem. The joists, facia boards, exterior trim, and other important parts of your roof structure will become compromised and you might be looking at a total roof replacement before too long!
  • Attic damage. Water intrusion will quickly lead to water damage, resulting in the weakening of your attic’s structure. Over time, this water damage will even spread to the ceiling and walls of your home, which can put you at a very serious risk of structural weakness.
  • Fire hazards. Leaks will often find a way to the wiring and electrical components in your home. Water mingling with your home’s electrical parts is never good news and could lead to surges and potentially electrical fires. Even worse, water can do serious damage to in-home wiring, which might put you at risk of needing entirely new home wiring.
  • Mold and mildew growth. Mold latches onto moisture, and can begin rapidly cultivating in your home even within 24 hours of a leak being present. This can not only lead to musty, foul odors in your home, but mold breaks down any cellulose-based material, including all of the wood present where it spreads.
  • Damage to insulation. Damp insulation will quickly lose effectiveness, leading to huge losses in energy-efficiency for your home, and in many cases this will require that your attic’s insulation be completely redone.

Any one of these problems can incur massive costs to a homeowner. And roof leaks often (in fact almost always) lead to multiple of the problems listed above, if not all of them if left too long. This is why the team at APCO urges you to take care of roof damage as soon as possible to preserve your home.

Timely roof repair can save you a lot of time and stress, and it’s always wise to keep up with your roofing service provider on when it may be time to seek roof replacement.

Choose APCO as Your Roofing Contractor in Columbus

Keep your home—and family—protected by installing a high quality roof on your Columbus home. APCO is well known as the Columbus, Ohio roofing one-stop shop for all of your home beautification and repair needs. We offer shingles from four of the best roofing manufacturers in an amazing selection of styles and colors to meet any budget. From the convenience of our Columbus roofing showroom, we are able to estimate your project, assist you in selecting the right roof for your home, and schedule the installation of your new roof for you.

Ready to get the conversation started? Contact us online or give us a call at 614-254-5480 to schedule roof installation in Columbus, Ohio.

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