Consequences Of Delaying Roof Replacement
Yes, getting a roof replacement is a large investment many people might not be ready to make, but it can cost you even more if the process is imperative but you keep putting it off. Here are some consequences you could run into if you delay getting a new roof for too long:
An old roof in poor condition is likely to have multiple points where water can seep through easily. This can cause water damage to internal structures such as the roof deck, and also to your interior and exterior walls. It may start off as cosmetic damage, but if this is an ongoing issue it can lead to more serious consequences below. Not to mention, fixing these damages can be costly.
Risk Your Health
Water that constantly gets into the house with no proper ventilation can cause the growth of mildew and mold. If there are larger holes in the roof it can also invite pests (rodents, birds, etc.) to enter the house uninvited. All these factors can pose serious health concerns after prolonged exposure. The cost to remove the mildew, mold and pests, as well as medical expenses can add up in extreme cases.
Continual water leaks into the roof deck can lead to the wood rotting and the structure being compromised. This can be very dangerous as there is the risk of the roof collapsing without warning. While this would cost a lot to fix, the worst-case scenario would be someone inside the house getting severely injured.
House Value Goes Down
If you’re looking to sell your home, an old roof will greatly decrease its resale value as it negatively impacts the curb appeal. In other words, potential buyers may already turn away from your property based on the impression they’ve gotten from your roof.
If you’re not sure if your roof needs a replacement, do not hesitate to contact Horn Brothers Roofing. They’ll be more than happy to give you advice on what steps to take.