How Leaking Roofs Can Lead To Water Damage And Threaten The Structural Integrity Of Your Home
Here in Sarasota, leaking roofs causing water damage can be a real problem. Not only do we have to deal with torrential rains, especially during the rainy season, but we also often have high winds that rip shingles up and topple trees. Additionally, there’s just the wear and tear of time to consider. All in all, having a leaky roof and water damage isn’t uncommon.
Neither is the team of IICRC trained staff at Accutech Restoration and Remodeling. Should you experience minor or major flooding caused by a leaking roof, it’s crucial to act fast to prevent water damage in Sarasota. Not only can water damage ruin your flooring, costing you potentially thousands of dollars in repairs, it can be extremely unhealthy because it provides a perfect breeding ground for dangerous mold, mildew and fungi. When you call Accutech, we will be at your home or office within the hour working hard to completely remove water from the premises—the first time. Save your home from water damage. Some of the places we remove water from include:
Don’t Let A Leaking Roof Transform From A Nuisance Into A Health And Safety Hazard!
Though we most frequently associate leaking roofs in Sarasota with weather and water damage, did you realize that the most common cause of the problem is lack of maintenance? The failure to properly maintain your roof can have serious consequences. Finding and fixing minor roof deterioration in its earliest stages is probably the greatest preventive measure against leaking roofs and the resulting water damage.
The Leading Cause Of Leaking Roofs And Water Damage In Homes And Businesses
Regular maintenance aside, wind damage is a serious concern in Florida. Roofing materials are vulnerable to damage from stout winds and flying debris. Generally, roofs are not designed to withstand winds of hurricane and tornado intensity. However, roofs may also be damaged by winds of moderate intensity, from about 50 mph and up.
The primary cause of wind damage is from the partial vacuum created by wind blowing over the edge of the roof. To counter this, the physical response is to neutralize the low-pressure area by bringing in air from a higher pressure area, usually from inside the building. This air pushes up on the bottom side of the roof and, over time, loosens fasteners and breaks the adhesion making the roof susceptible to damage from the next equally strong wind. The next thing we know, we have water pouring in through a hole or holes threatening to destroy wood floors, tiling, carpeting and other types of flooring. If not acted on quickly, water damage left to dry slowly will breed unhealthy mold, mildew and fungi, the effects of which can range from irritating to life-threatening.
Water Damage From Leaking Roofs Is A Serious Issue! Let A Serious Water Remediation Company Expertly Dry Your Home!
Be sure to browse our site for helpful tips on how you can prevent leaking roofs. And check out our informative water removal page to find out more about our process!