Your roofing system is the most integral part of your home’s exterior and, needless to say, it is very important to keep it in the best possible condition. Unfortunately, many homeowners make the mistake of postponing a roof replacement until it is absolutely necessary. While we do understand why you might want to delay replacing your roof, after all, it is a sizeable investment, we still strongly discourage it. In today’s post, we explain what can happen if you put off calling your roofing contractors to replace your old or damaged roof.
1. Severe Water Damage
If your roof is getting on in years and there are leaks everywhere, you should move fast to get it replaced right away. If you allow water to leak into your home, it could cause serious structural damage which will then lead to even more expensive repairs.
2. Health Risks
Along the same lines, a roof full of holes will allow pests that spread disease to infiltrate your home. Your home could also become a breeding ground for mold and mildew which can also lead to significant health problems. If you notice rodents or other small critters nesting in your home, you should call your roof repair and replacement contractor right away to avoid getting sick.
3. Roof Collapse
In more extreme cases, a severely damaged roof that lets in a lot of water can rot the structural components in your home. If left untreated, this could lead to a roof collapse that can cause severe injury or even death to your home’s occupants.
Ready to have your old roof replaced? Then give 4 U Roofing a call at (251) 235-2222 to set a free consultation. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form and one of our expert roofers will get back to you as soon as possible.