Some Interior Signs Of Roof Damage

Aug 5, 2021Blog, Roof Problems, Roofing

Roofing systems are rarely on the top of homeowner’s priority lists. People are usually more concerned with the latest gadgets and trending home features. However, homeowners usually get a startling wake-up call when their failing rooftop starts to leak and their roofing materials are crumbling around them. Over time these roofing issues can highly inconvenience your daily life especially when your roofing damages affect the interior of your home.

There are many tell-tale signs of roof damage inside your home, and at River Run Roofing, we’re here to help you unpack them and find the root of the problem.


Stained Ceiling

If you notice that your ceiling is turning a nasty brown/yellow color, this may be due to water leaking into your home. Roof leaks occur when there are holes in the roof deck and gaps in your roofing material which allows water to seep into the interior causing discoloration on ceilings and other surfaces.

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 you find that there’s an increasing growth in mold and mildew in your home, it is likely that there’s stagnant water and moisture in your home.

The presence of water encourages the growth of mold and mildew, which you’ll likely first notice on your ceiling. The presence of mold and mildew can cause illnesses among yourself or your family members so it’s important to get rid of the issue as soon as possible.


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 gaps and crevices in your roofing system, it’s likely that animals and pests made their way into your roofing system and are now nesting in your insulation. The presence of these pests can lead to the degradation of your insulation, which will impact your home’s temperature regulation.


Narrowing 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 movement and weight will place considerable strain on the structural integrity of your home, causing these to shift and buckle as well. It may lead to your doors and windows not opening and closing correctly or completely.


Electrical Shortages

When there’s a water leak in your home, the water will most likely make its way down into the interior of your home. Water leaks can cause electrical shortages as the water comes into contact with light fixtures and sockets. Water-related electrical shortages cause millions of dollars in damages and injuries in the US every year.

For more information on how roof damage can affect the interior of your home, give River Run Roofing a call today!