When you put off replacing your old or damaged roof, you run the risk of roofing emergencies or major hazards in your home. In worst-case scenarios where the roof structure has been severely compromised, the situation could even result in the collapse of your roofing. To avoid such circumstances or even the slightest hassles of a broken roof, you should have your roofing fixed or replaced immediately.
In this post, roof replacement specialist Home Pro Exteriors lists the most common consequences of delaying the replacement of a damaged roof.
Leaks are often the result of a weakened or deteriorating material or barrier in the roof system. Examples of this include shingles shedding off huge amounts of granules and cracks developing on the roof tiles. Sometimes the source of the leak can be traced back to the areas around the chimney flashing or behind the fascia. Leaks are usually not easy to detect during its early stages, but it’s not impossible. With regular roof inspections, you can get ahead of this problem and prevent it from turning into a bigger threat to your roof system.
Reduced Structural Integrity
The thing about leaks is that they spread fast. So when you delay a roof repair or replacement, you might be surprised at how quickly water can reach other parts of your roofing. The structural beams are especially in danger of rotting away. And once these structural beams have degraded, it can eventually lead to roof collapse. The problem is not limited to the roof system, though, as it can have an impact on your home’s structural integrity too.
Old and leaky roofing provides the ideal environment for molds and mildew to grow. Much like leaks, molds can quickly infect other areas of your roof and home. Molds are never good to have in your home because they affect the indoor air quality. If you have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, you might face more health risks with molds around your home.
Home Pro Exteriors is a reputable roofing contractor and deck builder. We also have expertise in other home improvement projects like siding installation, window replacement, gutter installation, and more. Call us at (845) 343-1777 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Warwick, NY, and the surrounding areas.