Your roof may be the most important exterior component of your home: especially in the Portland Metro Area where rain is often more prevalent than sunshine. Roof leaks and the problems associated with a roof leak can be a common concern while maintaining your property value as the Portland market steams ahead. If you have a leaky roof, the consequences of water damage needs to be taken seriously, whether your a potential seller or a new buyer.
The potential for water damage happens almost daily for those of us who reside in the Beaverton, Portland or Milwaukie areas. Generally the first place you will notice damage is on your ceiling as the paint may darken from mold or the plaster can bubble and flake off. But remember, these visible roof leaks may be hiding damage in the attic to the rafters, decking, and walls. Beside being a serious expense, the consequences to your health from mold and mildew issues can be a serious problem.
When it comes to roof leaks, the sooner you address the issue, the more likely you are to reduce the amount of damage and expense. In the Portland market due to the recent ice storm, getting a qualified roofing professional out to your home may take a few weeks. Be patient but put it on your list of things to do as summer nears.