While many homeowners choose to put off investigating or repairing water damage, it is important to remember that water damage is a serious matter. Not only can it be unsightly, it can lead to structural damage, along with a whole range of secondary health and safety issues.
People forget that their roof cavity contains lots of electrical wiring. If water manages to get in from your roof and trickle down, you risk a potential fire hazard cause from shorted electrics. If you have water damage in a highly wired area you should turn off the electricity in the area and consult an electrician as soon as possible.
Over time, the damp caused from water damage in the roof can result in mould and mildew growth. Once mould starts growing, it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of, spreading through air conditioning systems and invading carpets, furniture and other wall and floor coverings. Not only is mould and mildew unsightly, they can exacerbate allergies and asthma.
Water damaged roofs can seriously compromise the structural integrity of your rafters, ceiling joints, wall framing and fascia boards. Serious water leaks can lead to the deterioration and rotting of wooden framing and result in very costly repairs. It can also lead added pressure on internal ceiling and cause severe warping and sagging, which can further compromise your home’s structure. This also poses a massive safety risk as your ceiling could give way and fall on expensive items, or worse still, family members underneath.
If you need to stop water damage, contact Classic Waterproofing today. Less expensive than a roof restoration, professional waterproofing can protect your Gold Coast home from water damage. We work with Australian National Building codes to ensure that any waterproofing we undertake is done to the highest standard possible.