Posted on: 22 September 2017Share
If you can see water spots on the ceilings throughout your home, the roofing contractors need to be called right away. You don't want to risk letting the damage get worse, and you don't want to tear into the roof on your own. Here are some of the problems that can exist if you have water lingering around the roof, and things that you can be exposed to if you try to tear into the roof on your own:
There could be a lot mold throughout the roof of the house, in the building materials, in the insulation, and even on the exterior. If this is the case you need to have all these materials removed, you will want a mold mitigation company to repair the damages, and then the roofing company can repair the roofing issues that you have. You don't want to breathe the mold in, handle it, or be exposed to it. Tearing into it can allow it to spread to other areas of the house.
If your house was built mid-20th century, then there are chances that you could asbestos in the materials that are affected by water leaking through the roof. The roofing company can look to see if there is asbestos in the roofing shingles, the insulation in the attic and walls, and in the plaster on the walls. Your roofing contractors can remove the asphalt shingles that may have been adhered with a glue that has asbestos, and upgrade your roofing option.
Lead could be in the plaster and paint that was damaged by the water. Have a drywall professional that can replace the roof and walls that are affected come to the home before the roofing company does their construction work so that the water doesn't become a problem with your new drywall.
The roofing contractors will fix the water damages throughout the structure of the roof, and then help you decide what roofing material will be the best for your house, based on where you live and the style of house that you have. You want to choose an energy efficient option that will help make your house more efficient, but that is also safe and protective. There are a lot of roofing options out there, like metal paneling, slate or concrete tile, that not only look great but also improve the value of your home after installation.
Contact a company like Mid-Miami Roofing, Inc. for more information and assistance.