A lot of homeowners are guilty of putting off a roof replacement even when a trusted local roofer advises them to get a new roof. While it is understandable for you to have reservations about replacing an old roof due to it being a sizable investment in both time and money, it is something that should never be delayed, especially if the replacement is being recommended due to severe damage. Here’s why.
1. Severe Leaks
If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, it is always a good idea to consider having it replaced. An old roof that is past its service life is likely to develop major leaks. Water can seep into the roof and cause structural damage not only to the roof itself, but also to the rest of your home’s structure threatening its stability.
2. Health Risks
A roof that is past its prime will be weaker and can develop holes and cracks that not only allow water to penetrate, but can provide access to rodents as well. A leaky roof will promote mold and mildew growth, which can lead to a variety of health issues, such as stuffy nose, wheezing or itchy eyes. To avoid mold, mildew and pest infestation, be sure to get a roof replacement when your roofer recommends it.
3. Structural Damage and Collapse
A seriously degraded roof can potentially collapse and threaten not only the rest of your home, but cause injury or even death if left unchecked. This is an extreme scenario, but it has been known to happen, especially if a roof showing signs of collapse like sagging, and severe rot is ignored.
Christian Brothers Roofing is an expert in all things roof related. From roof repair to installation to gutter replacement to maintenance service, we’ve got the expertise to get the job done right. For all your roofing needs, be sure to give us a call at (270) 715-1999, or fill out our contact form to get in touch with one of our skilled roofers.