MER RoofingA leak in the roof might seem like a problem that can be dealt with for a while. After all, it doesn’t rain every day and a bucket works good enough for now. What’s a little water now and then?

1. Well, that little bit of water could burn down the house. There are electrical wires in the ceilings and attic, and water plus electricity is a dangerous combination. Until the leaking roof is repaired, power should be turned off in the area affected by the leak. It’s a good idea to have an electrician examine the area looking for potential problems.

2. Mildew and mold are very unhealthy to breathe in, especially for anyone with respiratory problems. In an area of constant dampness, mildew and mold grow and spread steadily. Look for any darkened stains on ceilings. Wooden structure will gradually weaken when exposed to constant dampness, becoming unsafe.

3. If floors become wet from leaks, be sure to keep them dry to avoid anyone slipping and falling. Older people are especially vulnerable to falls.

4. Leaks get more expensive to repair as time goes on. Have a roofer check for damage to the underlying roof sheathing. Leaks frequently originate at a spot higher on the roof than where it actually leaks in.

5. Try to prevent as much damage as possible by using some temporary moisture control measures. Vent moisture outside with bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers can help to lower the moisture level in the air.

V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding Inc. has been “Building Quality Relationships Since 1965.” This locally owned award-winning Roofing Contractor Connecticut is multi-skilled, offering full-service remodeling services to their customers. Their experienced technicians can also install new siding or windows or build custom decks. Customer satisfaction has always been key to their business success. They know that keeping customers pleased with their work means using high quality materials installed by expert craftsmen. Nothing less will hold up in the long run. Their work must speak for itself.

The firm is rated as Master Elite contractors by GAF; only 3% of all contractors qualify for this rating. They are also affiliated with many trade organizations and keep current by undertaking continuing education and training. If a home improvement project is under consideration, browse their website to look at past projects and contact the firm for a free consultation.