Risks Associated With Leaking Roofs

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At Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc., we specialize in commercial roof repair. No matter the problem, our expert technicians can find the most affordable, non-invasive way to fix it without impacting your business’s day-to-day operations.

The results from allowing leaks and other roof issues to persist without repairs can be incredibly damaging to structures, both inside and outside of the building. Let’s take a look at some of the areas affected and why it’s so vital that you stay on top of industrial roof repairs.

Attic and Ceiling

Any items in the attic are in considerable danger if leaks in the roof are allowed to persist. This includes damage to fans or any lights in the attic. Ceiling paint will darken, and plaster may bubble and expand. This damage can extend to nearby walls, and can threaten the structural integrity of the entire building.

Mold and Mildew

These infestations can spread to the HVAC system, and then to the rest of the building through vents. From here, it can invade carpets, furniture, clothing, among others.

Mold also leads to significant health concerns, especially for anyone with high sensitivity to asthma or allergies. It can be a major liability for many businesses.

Hazards

There are fire hazards associated with leaking roofs. If any electrical wiring is present near affected areas, there could be a major fire risk. If you notice leaks, turn off power and try to get it fixed as soon as possible.

In addition, slipping can become a risk if leaks reach a frequently-traveled area of a building. Once again, businesses can be at serious liability for injuries that can harm employees.

Energy and Utilities

Leaking roofs will also often lead to higher utility bills. Water intrusion compromises insulation in the attic, and will cause the building to lose hot or cold air during the seasons when they’re most needed.

For more information on preventing roof leaks, or to find out about our commercial roofing services, speak to the experts at Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. today!