Can a New Roof Make You Sick? The Hidden Dangers of Roof Replacement

Replacing an old roof is a major investment and a big project, even when everything is going according to plan. However, installing a new roof can become a real headache (and very literally) if bad decisions are made and certain procedures are not followed. People with asthma, allergies, migraines, and young children are especially susceptible to odors, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and noise. Poorly ventilated roofs can cause carbon monoxide to build up, which is trapped inside the house.

This can occur when the flue pipe is disconnected during start-up or installation. If this happens, you could get a new roof disease. Karen, your husband would be surprised if he knew how much air can communicate through all the cracks and gaps between building materials. Especially if you have mechanical equipment or ducts in the attic. You may have a house with a lot of leaks.

Sealing the air (with adequate ventilation) and sealing the ducts will improve indoor air quality and significantly increase energy efficiency. Like curved and bent shingles, rotting shingles are not easily repaired and suggest that the roof needs to be replaced rather than repaired as a result of old age. My current main hypothesis is that it has something to do with the change in ventilation and could be related to roof materials, which not many people know anything about, such as trends towards Chinese imports. After the HVAC technician replaced all my ducts saying that this would solve my problem, although an unfortunate red flag was that he said that he had no idea why turning off the central air would make my symptoms go away and that I had no idea why the symptoms would start suddenly in early January, I said that the only thing that changed was that the house had been roofed again. As an added guarantee, with every roof replacement, CIG Construction offers every homeowner a free carbon monoxide detector. He said that he needed a P-shaped trap and that the drain pipe should be supported, it was just lying randomly on the roof. One of the first questions customers ask after signing their roof replacement proposal is whether they should stay at home. I think the price of my roof was low and that the guy probably used the cheapest of all, including cheap Chinese adhesives, and the things that some say take a long time to run out of gas or to cure, and are affected by rain, heat, etc. I never imagined that there would be anything as bad as the effect of changes to a roof that, once made, could not be fixed.

It pointed to the same place where that tall, thin thing had been that tall and thin thing that the roofer said he would remove if he agreed. Because of their location, it's a mistake to think that the furnace covers and the flue pipes that run through the roof can be manipulated by a roofing contractor. Therefore, the best way to avoid potential negative short-term effects on your overall health and well-being is to not be at home during the removal of your old roof. When replacing the roof, the gaskets around the ventilation chimneys, specifically the furnace flues and the water heater flues, if found through the ceiling, can unintentionally cause a carbon monoxide leak. There's one that really looks like the one that was on my roof, it's about 2 feet tall and it's quite thin and the slightly wider part at the top, I think that's where the outside air enters. I remembered something else about the roof that I think is relevant to what is happening. One of the managers came from the roofing company and coated the HVAC with a water-based ceramic coating that did not give off odors. Replacing an old roof can be an exciting prospect for homeowners looking for an upgrade or change in their home's aesthetic.

However, it is important to remember that there are potential risks associated with replacing your roof. Poorly ventilated roofs can cause carbon monoxide build-up which can lead to serious health issues such as respiratory problems or even death. Additionally, certain materials used in roofs may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can cause odors or noise pollution. To ensure your safety during a roof replacement project it is important to take certain precautions such as sealing air leaks with adequate ventilation and sealing ducts. Additionally, it is recommended to install a carbon monoxide detector for added safety.

Furthermore, if you or your loved ones belong to a high-risk group related to respiratory problems it is best to not be at home during removal of your old roof. Lastly, make sure you hire an experienced contractor who will use quality materials for your new roof.

Garry Hesler
Garry Hesler

Freelance pop culture guru. Roofing contractor. Friendly food practitioner. Total travel evangelist. Freelance travel ninja. Proud musicaholic.