Roof replacement and repairs are two things that you should not delay. Your roof protects your home by taking the brunt of the punishment brought about by thunderstorms, hailstorms, intense sunlight and other elements.
There comes a time when replacing your roof is necessary, but what exactly happens if you don’t get a new roof when you need to? In this post, the roof repair specialists of Homecraft® Inc. give you the rundown on the dangers of delaying replacements.
1. Lower Home Value
Roof replacement is something you should invest in if you’re considering selling your home in the future. Homebuyers would be more attracted to a roof that’s energy-efficient, appealing and generally in good condition.
2. Mold and Health Risks
Mold and moisture damage usually go hand in hand, so if water managed to seep into your interior, it could create a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold which can trigger allergy flare-ups and aggravate respiratory conditions.
3. Structural Damage and Collapse
The longer you delay a roofing replacement, the longer your interior is exposed to rain and the elements. Neglecting an old roof that needs replacement can lead to leaks and eventually water damage. When water enters through the roof, it could weaken the structural beams supporting your home.
4. Higher Utility Bills
Heat can escape through the holes in your roof, increasing household heating and cooling costs and drastically lowering indoor comfort.
5. Higher Replacement Costs
The longer you delay a roof replacement, the higher the risk of roofing damage affecting other parts of your home, and the higher the replacement costs.
Homecraft Inc. has been successfully roofing Delaware and Pennsylvania homes since 1981, earning a reputation for quality work and exceptional service at affordable prices. We are certified as GAF Master Elite® roofers, placing us in the top 3% of roofing contractors nationwide.
Your roof is too important to trust to any other Tri-State roofing contractor! Call Homecraft Inc. today at (302) 703-1109 or fill out our contact form to schedule a FREE in-home consultation and estimate from the leading Tri-State roofers and Wilmington roofers. We serve clients in Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE.