“Don’t put off roof replacement when it’s due” is an often-heard advice, one that can save you from a lot of headaches if followed. Here’s how a timely roof replacement can help prevent problems down the road.
It Keeps Roof Repair Costs to a Minimum
Putting off roof replacement when your roof is beyond repair can lead to situations where you have to catch water from leaks with buckets. It may sound comical, but it goes beyond the hassle of catching dripping water. A roof in such a condition won’t be able to protect you, your family and your property from storms. While it is possible to squeeze out a few more years out of your roof’s service life through repairs, it will end up being done too often, the accumulated costs of which can end up costing more than a new roof.
If you’ve been keeping up with regular roofing maintenance, your roofer would have given you a heads-up as well as plenty of time to decide when to have your roof replaced. Apart from the roof’s expected lifespan, there are early signs that point to the need for roof replacement in the next few years.
It Helps Prevent Spikes In Utility Costs
The longer you put off roof replacement, the more likely your home’s energy consumption will increase. Moisture infiltration caused by roof leaks can damage roof insulation, which, combined with holes in the roof, can let heat escape during the winter season. This can result in an increase in your indoor heating requirements, consequently leading to higher utility bills.
It Helps Prevent Mold Growth
Moisture from leaks can get into the drywall and dark areas in the attic, where mold can grow unseen and spread to your indoor spaces. Mold can affect indoor air quality and trigger allergies and many types of respiratory problems. It can also cause a pervasive odor and hard-to-remove stains on the interior walls. Addressing the primary cause of the leaks by replacing the old roof is a long-term preventive solution for such problems.
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