Don’t Delay on Replacing Your Roof

It may seem like you have a never-ending list of home maintenance projects. From the routine tasks like mowing the lawn to re-caulking the bathtub to fixing a leaky sink, there’s always something to do.

While it might seem like you could put it off, delaying roof replacement is a bad idea. There’s a reason that the roof is one of the biggest investments you can make in a house. The roof is the first line of defense in protecting your home from the elements.

Let’s look at what happens if you don’t replace your roof.

Leaks and water damage

Most roofs last 15 to 20 years. Once they reach that point, the most common issue is that they begin to take on moisture. This may not appear to be a big deal at first—many homeowners don’t even notice it.

However, failure to address small leaks will quickly lead to severe water damage, mold, mildew and structural instability. An old roof simply doesn’t have the same strength as it did when it was installed. It’s more prone to losing surface shingle granules, leading to faster deterioration and leaks. If you’ve noticed even a tiny leak, it’s best to bring in the roofing pros to nip this in the bud.

Pest infestations

Another major concern for homeowners with aged roofs is that pests now have an entry point to the home. Insects such as termites, cockroaches, beetles and fire ants can easily infiltrate your home via gaps in the roofing. These can cause structural damage and are costly to have removed. You might also encounter pests like mice, raccoons, squirrels and fleas.

Spending more than you need

Are you noticing that your roofing maintenance and repair costs are skyrocketing? Every year you put off getting a new roof, you have to deal with the expenses associated with the old one. By investing in a new roof before your old roof has completely deteriorated, you actually save money in the long run. You’re also making a long-term investment in the property that will be reflected in its market value.

Energy efficiency

The quality of the roof has a significant impact on your home’s energy efficiency. Roofing that is old or of poor quality will be unable to retain the cooler air from an HVAC system during the summer. It will also allow in more hot air. To resolve stubbornly-high energy bills, get a new roof.

Fire hazards

Another reason to replace an old roof is that it could be a fire hazard. Water leaking into the home is liable to reach electrical wiring and outlets, thereby starting a fire. This is a potentially dangerous consequence of failing to replace a roof.

Are you looking for trusted, professional roofing contractors? Winter Springs Roofing & Repair is here, providing innovative solutions in roof repair, restoration, replacement and more. Over the past 30+ years, we’ve built a reputation for delivering quality work. Call us today to find out more and ask for a free quote.

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