Reasons You Should Not Delay Your Roof Repair
Your roof serves as your home’s infrastructure's most important line of defense, so giving your roof the updates and maintenance it needs is very important. When you notice damage on your roof, you should call a skilled roofer right away, so that the problem doesn’t escalate or else these problems might occur.
The Damage Will Get Worse
What at first may seem like a slight discoloration or small roof leak can soon turn into a big problem. When moisture and leakages are not addressed properly, serious structural damages can be done to the interior of your home, such as roof sidings beginning to rot and overall premature roof deterioration. Missing or damaged shingles, gaps between shingles or any other problem will not simply go away by itself. It is less of a hassle when you tackle roof problems immediately. (And your bank account will thank you, too!)
Your Energy Bill May Increase
A good flat or sloped roofing system helps you save energy and makes your home environmentally-friendly. Issues with your roof can provide unnecessary gaps that make your home less energy efficient. This means that cool air can escape your home during Mobile and Baldwin County’s hot summers and warm air will escape during cold winters. Your heating and ventilation system will work harder and consume more energy to compensate for the loss, and you’ll end up with a high power bill.
Water Damage Will Encourage Mold Growth
Toxic mold growth is every homeowner’s nightmare. Mold can sicken your family, friends and pets, and cause existing medical issues, such as allergies and asthma to worsen. Mold can rapidly multiply and can easily infest your home without you knowing. Once moisture sets, mold can also cause poor air flow through your home. Water damage from delayed repair will end up being more costly in the long run.
Pests and Animals Will Have Access to Your Home
Those gaps, bends and punctures that you are ignoring on your roof can provide animals and pests, such as termites, rats or squirrels, access inside your home. Many homeowners think these critters may only get into their homes if there is a larger gap in your roof, but scientists have determined that mice can squeeze into holes as small as a dime! These uninvited visitors can chew on and damage your home, so you should want to address this ASAP.
It Can Lead to Premature and Costly Roof Replacement
Many homeowners hold off repairing their roofs because they believe that it will save them money in the long run, but this idea is false. In many cases, roof issues can easily be remedied once they are detected early and can be taken care of right away. However, when the problem is neglected, the damage can escalate and ultimately result in roof replacement that would not have been necessary if the original issue had not been delayed. Roof replacements are a sizable investment compared to the price of fixing the one issue earlier on, so you should not delay that repair and call skilled roofers as soon as possible.
Delaying roof repairs can have serious disadvantages. It is important to contact the right roofing company to take care of the issue whenever you notice any signs of damage or deterioration. Never wait for the problem to grow too big before you take necessary action or you’ll risk making the problem worse and you’ll end up spending more on repairs.
If your residential or commercial roof is in need of repairs, contact Alliance Roofing today. We offer free estimates on roofing repairs and replacement for residential and commercial roofing in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.