What’s the worst that could happen if you put off a roof replacement? Serious issues can emerge if a damaged roof isn’t replaced immediately, turning what should be a relatively straightforward roof replacement into a more expensive overhaul of your exterior.
If roofing issues aren’t addressed immediately, these issues could complicate a simple roof replacement :
The longer you delay a roof replacement, the longer your interior is exposed to rain and the elements. If rainwater manages to make its way to your interior, it could weaken the structural beams supporting your home. And if enough water accumulates in your roof, parts of your ceiling may collapse.
Another reason why you should never delay a roof replacement is mold. Mold and moisture damage usually go hand in hand, so if water managed to seep into your interior, it could create a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold is especially problematic because it aways organic materials such as wood and quickly spreads through the proliferation of its spores, which can trigger allergy flare-ups and aggravate respiratory conditions.
Aside from moisture damage, a damaged roof leaves your home vulnerable to pest damage. Pests love to hide out in small, dark spaces, so they won’t pass up the chance to nest in your roof.
Delaying a roof replacement can also have an impact on indoor comfort and your electricity bill. Heat can also escape through the holes in your roof, increasing household heating costs and drastically lowering indoor comfort.
The longer you delay a roof replacement, the higher the risk roofing damage affects other parts of your home, and the higher the replacement costs. What if you don’t have enough funds for a roof replacement? Some roofing contractors offer flexible financing options. To learn more about them, consult a local roofing contractor.
Looking for experienced roofers in your area?
TJ Exteriors Inc., a company with more than three decades of experience, offers professional exterior remodeling services as well as roof financing services. To get a free estimate, call us at (952) 448-4312 or fill out this form.