Many homeowners take their roofs for granted. One of the reasons for this it's quite difficult to spot potential problems from the ground. However, neglecting to have your roof regularly inspected and maintained can have serious consequences for your home. Indeed, without proper repair, you may have to prematurely replace your roof with a new one. Here's what can happen if you neglect roof repair.
When your roof is well maintained and paired with an effective drainage system, rainwater can easily be redirected away from your home. However, when your roof is damaged, water can collect in pools. Furthermore, if you have damaged shingles, water can leak through your roof. While it may be tempting to put off repairs of small leaks, over time they can become significantly more serious. Eventually, water can leak into your home and cause major structural damage to your home. In the worst case scenario, neglected water damage can even cause catastrophic roof collapse. In addition to structural damage, water damage can also lead to mold growth, which poses a health risk to you and your family.
Neglecting roof repair can also increase your costs in the long run. Because small problems can progressively become more serious over time, delaying repairs often leads to very expensive fixes down the road. Leaks are a great example, as even small problems can cause serious structural damage. In some cases, you will have to buy a new roof and replace your damaged one altogether. Damaged roofs can also increase your energy prices, as your insulation can become compromised. In order to escape high costs in the long-run, it is critical to invest in regular inspection and maintenance for your roof.
Don’t let a failure to have your roof inspected and maintained lead to more expensive repairs down the road. A well-maintained roof has many benefits. In addition to preventing water damage and improving insulation, a roof in good repair can improve your home’s appearance as well. To learn more about the importance of roof maintenance or to simply inquire about our company’s services, call Custom Exteriors, Inc. at (888) 957-7800.