If you ignore a leaking roof it can lead to bigger problems down the road. A leak will not go away on it's own. When there is a leak in one area of your roof it doesn't take much time for it to spread to other areas of the roof which will cause the damage to spread. Ignoring the leak could cause structural damage which could lead to totally roof failure.
A small leak may not seem like a big problem, but the longer the water sits the more chance you have of mold growth. The area beneath the shingles on your roof are both dark and damp. This is a breeding place for mold to grow. Over time, this mold can get into your insulation, ceiling and even behind the walls in your house. More importantly, if left untreated it can be a health hazard to your family and pets. As the mold grows, it can release spores from your air vents into your home. It can be costly to have this treated.
Replacing your roof can be very expensive. Something most people want to hold off on as long as they can. Fixing small leaks quickly can expand the life span of your roof. If you ignore those small leaks, they can cause big problems and shorten your roofs life span. Having an annual roof inspection is recommended in detecting small problems that could lead to much larger ones.
Call Veritas Roofers for all of your roofing needs. Big or small, we do it all. Always a free estimate.