Don’t Ignore that Leak: The Hidden Dangers of Roof Leaks to Your Home’s Structure


A simple, often overlooked problem like a leaky roof can indeed cause significant structural damage to your home if not promptly addressed. Here at JBL Roofing and Construction, we often encounter the destructive effects that prolonged water exposure can have on a home’s integrity.

The potential damage includes:

  • Rotting of the wood framework, such as two-by-fours and plywood
  • Weakening or breaking of trusses
  • Ruining of drywall
  • Mold formation in insulation

In essence, a tiny leak can gradually soak and rot the wood structure, potentially leading to substantial, costly damage over time.

Detecting a slow leak might be tricky for homeowners without construction knowledge. However, there are some telltale signs you can look out for: brown patches on your ceiling or walls, or moisture in your attic near heat stacks, soil pipes, or chimneys.

That being said, the most effective way to prevent or mitigate leak damage is by scheduling regular checks with a reputable roofing contractor, such as JBL. We possess the expertise to identify potential problem areas and implement necessary repairs to prevent structural damage.

Don’t let a small leak turn into a significant headache. Visit today to schedule a comprehensive roof inspection. Trust JBL Roofing and Construction to safeguard the integrity of your home.

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