Can Roofing Shingles Make You Sick?

Complaints of headaches, dizziness, or nausea may indicate that people are being exposed to excessive amounts of smoke or fumes from ceilings. These symptoms should be immediately brought to the attention of the roofing project manager. Poorly ventilated roofs can cause the accumulation of carbon monoxide that is trapped inside the house. This can occur when the combustion pipe is disconnected during start-up or installation.

If this happens, you could be at risk of developing a new roof disease. For example, one person reported that after they put a new roof on their house, they started to experience symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, severe headaches, and more within 24 hours. For some people, the symptoms of shingles are mild and may just be a little itchy. For others, shingles can cause severe pain that can be felt with the softest touch or breeze.

It's important to talk to your doctor if you see any symptoms of shingles. The main pollutant of concern in modern roof tiles are the petroleum-based products used to make asphalt shingles. While it's quite rare to experience a new disease on roofs, it's a good idea to know the major warning signs just in case. One of the most significant hazards is associated with the placement of the white single-layer membrane that is used during the construction of “cold roofs”. Make sure you have one big enough so that roofing materials don't spill into your garden. This chemical creates a harmful byproduct when combined with the dissolved carbon in the roofing material.

Careful measures must be taken when removing and installing roof tiles, as construction dust can become a frequent problem. Sometimes, these ventilation channels go through walls, attic and roof, and it's these channels that can be damaged after a severe weather event or a new roof installation. It's important to take precautions when dealing with roofing materials and ventilation systems. If you experience any symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, or nausea after having a new roof installed, it's important to contact your roofing project manager immediately. Additionally, make sure you inspect your attic after any roof repair or replacement to ensure that all pipes are properly connected.

Garry Hesler
Garry Hesler

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