It was late at night and something stirred me in my sleep. My eyes lazily rolled up, glazed over with the remnants of a dream. I stared blank-minded at the ceiling. Why am I awake?
With rain outside, the wind wanted nothing more than to announce its arrival. That’s when I heard the drip.
At first, I thought I imagined it, but I soon realised somewhere in my house, something was leaking. Drip, drip, drip.
The dripping rang through my head like a church bell and I suddenly felt a pang of guilt. Had I left a tap on?
The drip’s mockery was incessant as it echoed through the house, irritating me enough to get up and leave my warm bed behind, trudging down the hallway in search of the demon and its infernal drip.
It didn’t take me long to find it as I stepped straight into a puddle and almost slipped. Slowly, I raised my head to a leaking roof and a drop of water hit me square in the face. Great.
The sound of dripping water in your home can be quite terrifying to hear. It screams of expensive bills and, while it may be something you don’t want to deal with, or pay for, please don’t ignore it!
The problem won’t just go away on its own. If a leaky roof goes unfixed, the result can be devastating and more costly to your beloved home.
Firstly, when water enters your home relentlessly, bad things happen. Moisture collects in your living space, the flooring, the walls and creates mould that can take a complete home-reno to eliminate. What’s worse is that your home can be impacted by a wood-decaying fungus, which eats away at the foundation, until it’s completely destroyed. If you thought the bill to fix your leaking roof was costly, think again.
Say goodbye to your electronics, furniture and other personal belongings with a leaking roof. If enough water makes its way into your home, it’s not just the structure of the home that will be impacted. Items can be destroyed or become unusable and ruined if a leak gets out of hand.
But wait, it doesn’t stop here. Leaks are essentially a hole, which means the temperature-controlled air in your home, whether hot or cold, won’t be insulated, making your home drafty or stifling hot and far less comfortable whilst simultaneously increasing the cost of your electricity bill. Yikes!
Do you get my point? Roofing issues can be downright frightening and, as a fundamental part of your home’s structure, it’s important to keep your roof maintained. Water can become quite the vicious enemy if you allow it into your roof and home. Save yourself time and money by maintaining your roof to avoid the costs involved with fixing an unmaintained leaky roof.
Water damage is no joke and can cause issues that are significantly more expensive than simply maintaining your roof in the first place. Address your leaking roof ASAP to prevent it from becoming a living nightmare.