Roofing safety extends much further than just the exterior of the home. Problems with any roof can quickly cause an outdoor problem to become an indoor problem as well. There are several common hazards that occur once the condition of a roof has been compromised.
Damage to interior wiring is one of the most serious hazards, as fires can occur. Even the smallest leak can allow water to pool around light fixtures or within walls. Though most wiring is covered with a covering, there are always open wires at connecting points. Water and electricity simply do not mix, and therefore the condition of the roof is vitally important.
Another common roofing safety hazard is mold formation. This can happen without the homeowner being aware of it, and is dangerous in that it can cause a host of breathing problems. Even worse, it is not detectible by the naked eye. It only takes a small amount of water for mold to grow and spread.
Seattle Residential Roofing works to help limit or prevent these common hazards, as well as limit structural damage which is yet another hazard. Routine inspections should be done in order to catch these hazards in advance. Prevention is always the best course of action in regard to roofing problems. Once a roof fails, damage within the home can occur quickly, and can be very costly.