Your roof is an important part of your home that you should always keep an eye on to ensure adequate protection against the elements. This part of your property is essential in keeping your property and family safe, so it’s crucial to maintain it regularly.
When the time comes it needs to be replaced, you should do it right away. Delaying roof replacement can lead to the following issues.
An old roof is more prone to leaks and water damage. And when water finds its way into your home, it will cause more damage than you realize and compromise other crucial building components. For instance, the structural beams could wear out and rot, jeopardizing the structural integrity of your home.
Higher Utility Bills
Remember that a leak in the roof is dangerous not only because of what gets in, but also because of what gets out. The heated or cooled air from your HVAC system will escape through roof gaps. This is especially noticeable when using a furnace since hot air rises and exits, causing drafts. Regardless of the season, air leaks will cause your HVAC system to cycle more frequently, which increases your utility bills and causes your HVAC equipment to fail early.
If your roof has holes and gaps, unwanted elements and creatures – such as rodents and other pests – will be able to enter your home. These can contaminate your living spaces and potentially cause diseases. You should also be careful of mold and mildew growth as it can also cause health problems. Depending on the type of mold, you may need to consider not only the cost of roof replacement but also mold remediation.
If your roof is old and needs replacement, ignoring it may result in severe deterioration. Areas in the ceiling that allow water to enter your home are hazardous to the stability of the roof and the structure of your home. The water will rot the roof and cause further damage throughout your home. If you suspect your current roof is failing, you should call your roofer to have it addressed.
Whether you need experts for your residential or commercial roofing, look no further than Christian Brothers Roofing! We provide professional services ranging from repairs to replacements. To request a quote, call us at (270) 715-1999, or fill out our contact form.