It’s no secret that hail damage affects your roof’s appearance and, to an extent, its performance. However, there is a far more serious (and perhaps even fatal) problem that can crop up when a hail storm hits. In this article, storm damage roof repair specialist Halo Roofing Inc. takes a look at the link between carbon monoxide leaks and roof hail damage.
How a Hail Storm Can Lead to a Carbon Monoxide Leak
It’s important to note that while not all hail damage can cause carbon monoxide leaks, the mere possibility of it happening should be enough for homeowners to always be vigilant, especially after a hail storm (even one that isn’t particularly severe). When hail hits critical components such as flue pipes for furnaces, water heaters and other fuel-burning systems which are located or exhaust through the roof structure, the pipes can become disconnected and could end up leaking carbon monoxide inside your home.
Since carbon monoxide is odorless (thus carbon monoxide leaks being dubbed as the “silent killer”), it can be difficult to detect when a leak has occurred. This is why it’s important to make sure that your detectors are working. Your residential roofing contractor should also exercise care and caution when working on your roof after a hail storm to avoid dislodging any pipes that can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Importance of Roof Vents
Your roof vents keep you safe from serious harm more than you might realize. Not only do they ensure that proper air circulation takes place, but they also direct other dangerous gases away from your home. Think of roof vents as gutters, but for various gases from around your home. Both work to keep your home intact and comfortable.
For your safety and comfort, it’s important that you work only with a reputable roofer. If you’re in need of a roof replacement or hail damage repairs, you can trust Halo Roofing Inc. to get the job done right the first time. Call us today at (239) 300-8892 to request a quote.