What Could Happen if You Put Off Roof Repairs?

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It happens: life gets busy and you don’t have time to take care of everything you need to take care of. This could be why you haven’t gotten to those repairs on your roof. Another reason might be because getting a roof repaired or replaced can be incredibly expensive. However, the longer you wait to get your roof taken care of, the worse things can get.

There are a lot of reasons why it’s best to get your roof repaired as soon as possible, with the biggest being safety. Below are some more things that could happen if you put off roof repairs.

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Health Issues

When a roof is leaking, it allows water to get into your home. This can cause a lot of damage, including leading to the growth of

mold and mildew. It has been shown that mold can have major impacts on people’s health–and it doesn’t have to be the dreaded black mold. Anyone can have an allergy to any type of mold, and if this gets into their system, it can wreak havoc and make them feel terrible.

Further Damage

An issue might start out small, but if left unattended to, it will grow over time. This means that the few missing shingles on the roof can then turn into a lot of missing shingles or the structure beneath the shingles could become damaged. It’s a lot cheaper trying to fix a small problem then it is to fix a larger one.

Increased Energy Bills

Your roof does a lot for your home, and part of its job is to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If there is damage, that means it’s not working the way it’s supposed to. Air can leak out through the attic, which can increase your cooling costs in the summer and your heating costs in the winter. Save yourself the money by getting the roof fixed as soon as possible.

Issues with Insurance Coverage

You have insurance for a reason. Sure, it may be difficult justifying using it because it could increase the premium, but if you wait for too long, insurance may not cover the damage at all. This could be even more costly if you have to pay for an entire roof replacement out of your own pocket.

At Horn Brothers Roofing, we know that life can get busy and other things take priority over getting the roof repaired or replaced. However, putting the work off for too long can lead to a lot of issues that go beyond just cost. Get in touch with us today for a free estimate so you can do what’s best for your roof.

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