Odors, Mold, & Mildew
Given the right conditions, mold can quickly grow in many spaces in your home. To grow, mold and mildew need a humid environment, poor ventilation, low lighting, and organic food sources. Unfortunately, these food sources can include roofing materials, insulation, wood, and drywall.
A leaky roof provides just enough water to create that nasty combination allowing mold to flourish. Mold can flourish inside walls, under flooring, behind ceiling tiles, and in nearly every other nook and cranny of a home. And, as an added complication related to mold there will be offensive odors that begins to permeate your home.
A Light In The Attic
While A Light In The Attic is a great children’s book by Shel Silverstein, seeing daylight in your attic is a very bad sign. If you see daylight in your roof it has been damaged, and you need to have your roof inspected immediately. With any opening large enough to allow light, there’s the ability for not only rain and snow, but also animals to get into your home. And left unaddressed there’s the potential for damage to occur quickly.
Unusual Energy Bills
One of the most overlooked signs of roof damage is an unusually high energy bill. When a roof is damaged it loses its ability to regulate the temperature in a home. The roof forms an important part of the building envelope and helps maintain the home’s internal climate so with that building envelope compromised an owner will begin to stress their HVAC system in both the summer in the winter. Heating bills will increase in the winter and your air conditioner will struggle to keep your home cool in the summer.
If any of these signs are present in your home, give Holladay Grace Roofing a call at (719) 596-0733 and arrange for a free roof inspection. Our inspection and repair crew is available 24/7 to help identify and correct any roofing issues you may have.