You might be thinking that since there isn’t any visible damage to the roof, you can push back a roof inspection and save a bit of money in the short-run. Roof inspection and repair will indeed cost some money, but these services are well worth it because they cost far less than repairing major roof damage caused by neglecting minor issues.
Promptly repairing your roof helps you avoid:
- Premature Roof Replacement: Replacing your roof is a major investment that most homeowners will only make once or twice in a lifetime. Fortunately, you can avoid the expense of a premature replacement by simply maintaining your roof on a regular basis, performing schedule inspections and repairing minor problems before they worsen.
- Foundation Damage: You may not realize it, but roof problems can actually put your home’s foundation at risk. For example, if your gutters are clogged, rainwater will overflow, going where it shouldn’t. Water that didn’t drain properly can pool and make its way to your foundation, causing damage that will affect your entire property.
- Health Issues: Roof problems will not only place your property at risk, but also the health of you and your family. A good example is leaks that lead to a buildup of excess moisture, which provides a breeding ground for mold and mildew. This is a health hazard for you and your family because it can cause allergies and respiratory problems. You can prevent these issues by repairing roof leaks promptly and thoroughly.
- Increased Power Usage: A problem with your roof can also affect your home’s insulation, causing unwanted heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. Your HVAC system will consume more energy to compensate, causing your energy bills to rise
So you’ve decided to have your roof checked and repaired? Learn how to time your roof repair in the next post. Stay tuned!