Leaky Roofs Should Be Addressed Immediately

As soon as you realize you have a leak in your roof you should take action immediately. There are several reasons your roof could be leaking such as an older roof or storm damage but it's important to take Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs serious and in a timely manner. Read on to learn about the consequences of not addressing your roof leak in a timely fashion.



Roofing problems can be present long before you see any leaks. By the time a roof leak occurs, major roofing problems may already be developing. Hidden leaks are often the most dangerous, as they can slowly and silently grow until they reach a tipping point. It can be difficult to know when your roof needs to be repaired, which is why it's important to take advantage of our free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks at least twice per year. Addressing the leak and repairing it early can prevent minor roof repairs from turning into major issues.

Consequences of Roof Leaks

If not addressed in a timely manner, a roof leak can lead to all sorts of other issues. Some of the most common problems you can expect include:
  • Caving Ceiling - Overtime, water pooling in your attic from a leak can lead to your ceiling caving in from the weight of the water. 
  • Structural Deterioration - When a roof has a leak, the water often times runs down along the roof decking. Eventually, this moisture can lead to wood rot, and the roof deck can start to deteriorate. This can happen slowly over years before you even notice, but by then, the repairs are quite expensive. 
  • Fire Hazard - If water leaks onto any electrical wires in the attic, you could experience wire shorts, which can cause a fire. 
  • Mold & Mildew - Mold is likely to develop anywhere on the roof deck or framing where water is present. Clumped insulation is also a great environment for mold to grow. Mold in your home is very dangerous and can lead to illness and respiratory issues for your family. 

  • Water Damage - Be sure to inspect your attic for water damage. Not only can water damage the ceiling, causing it to need repairs or replacement, but it can damage any items you have stored in the attic. 
  • Wet Insulation - If water drips onto your insulation, it can clump and lose its effectiveness to regulate the heat in your home. You could see an increase in your electric bill due to hot air escaping through the ceiling. 
As soon as you discover that you have a leaky roof, call Above & Beyond Roofing for a free roof repair estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks. You don't want to put off getting your roof repaired becasue it can lead to bigger and more expensive issues if put aside. With colder temperatures and ice on your roof, it's not uncommon to experience a leak this time of year. Address your leak immediately and avoid more costly repairs in the future.


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