Roof replacement can accomplish a great deal for your property. However, due to the high cost, many homeowners postpone or skip them entirely.
You shouldn’t hurry into a roof replacement without thorough consideration and preparation, but you also shouldn’t put it off. When it comes to re-roofing your home, timing is critical because you must strike a balance between preserving the life of your existing roofing and avoiding unnecessary damage by delaying the installation of new roofing for too long.
Here are the most significant costs and complications that could arise as a result of delaying the ordering of a re-roofing job for an extended period of time.
Damaged roofs inevitably leak. But how fast depends on the damage. A replacement is a quick fix, but many homeowners are unaware they need one until it’s too late. Routine roof inspections help you to identify problems early on and treat them effectively.
- Fire Hazard
Delaying roof replacement may unintentionally expose your entire home to fire. For example, many homes rely on roof-channeled or side-channeled electric power. Water in contact with any electrical connection poses a significant fire risk to the occupants of the home. An unintentional fire can ruin expensive items and most of the home.
- Structural Damage
As moisture seeps into roof decking and other supporting components, leaks will eventually cause structural damage. If you have a serious leak that requires a roofing contractor, your roof is already damaged. It may have started with your roof, but structural damage will eventually affect your entire home.
- Lower Home Value and Curb Appeal
A worn-out roof will reveal its age. Even if your roof is not old but severely damaged, it will still be unpleasant. In either case, you risk losing house value and curb appeal, as your roofing system accounts for the bulk of your home’s exterior and has a significant impact on the entire operation of your property.
- Health Risk
An outdated, leaky roof might enable unwanted visitors into your home. If your roof has gaps, for example, water can get inside, causing mold and mouse infestation. Inhaling mold spores can trigger allergic symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, and skin rash. Rodents can also cause significant property damage by eating through wiring and other items. Replace your old, shabby roof to avoid these issues.
Consider Home Pro Exteriors, Inc. for your home renovation project. We are a GAF Master Elite® Certified roofing and window replacement company and rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Our crew has over three generations of experience in selling, installing, and servicing exterior home improvement projects. To guarantee your project lasts for years, we exclusively utilize premium materials from leading manufacturers.
Call (845) 513-3682 to learn more about our services or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment and a free professional consultation. We serve home and business owners in Newburgh, NY.