We are headed toward spring, and even though Colorado is no Oregon, we get significant moisture in the springtime. Heavy rains and snow roll through, and if your roof was compromised at all by winter, it will be greatly weakened by spring weather.

Now, maybe you have noticed some mild damp spots, but nothing dramatic. Can your roof go a little longer? No. A leak of any amount brings significant risk to you and your home. In the next few blogs, we are going to discuss some of the little-known risks that come with roof leaks.

  1. Mold and mildew
    • If you leave your roof as it is, the moisture will allow mold and mildew to grow – no exceptions. The mold will spread all over your home, from the structure to your HVAC system, carpets, and clothing.
    • The most common type of mold you will see is black mold. It attacks wood and is difficult and expensive to eliminate. Don’t let it form in the first place!
  2. Health hazards
    • As you can probably guess, mold and mildew can cause significant health problems. Though they are especially marked in people who suffer from respiratory issues like asthma, anyone can have problems.
    • You will notice that you get sick more often, especially when you turn on your HVAC system. If this is happening to you, it’s time to get help.

At Planet Roofing, we are your strong allies against moisture and the issues it can cause in your home or business. Contact us today for a free inspection, and head into spring with confidence!

Read Part 2