It’s all too common to put off home improvement projects — including roof replacement — until the last minute. We all have busy lives, after all, and sometimes homeowners don’t even notice the issues that require repairs or replacements right away. But there are consequences to waiting too long to replace an old roof. If you notice missing shingles from your roof or leaks, you’ll want to consider replacing sooner rather than later. Here are a few issues that could come of waiting too long.
We all know that a faulty roof can start to leak. That’s one of the first signs that your roof may need to be replaced. However, when that leak is left alone for too long, it can have more dire consequences to your home. One problem that might arise is that of mold in your walls or ceiling. Mold latches on with determination and can spread quickly, contaminating the air and even potentially becoming dangerous for your home. It’s not an easy fix or an affordable one, so it’s better to prevent it before it starts.
Water damage combined with humid temperatures can lead to roof rot, which you might be able to spot from the ground by a deeply discolored patch of the roof or sagging. Roof rot can exacerbate leaks in the home and gradually weaken the structure of the roof as a whole. If you notice roof rot, this isn’t an issue that can simply be repaired, and it will only get worse. The best thing to do here is to replace the roof as soon as possible.
Potential Safety Hazards
You’ll have to have your roof replaced eventually, but the longer you wait, the more precarious the situation can become for those who work on the roof. Roof rot can set in, making the structure weaker. Sagging and water damage can make for unsteady footing, as well. If you have mold due to your roof, this could be a potential safety hazard to the roofing installation crew as well as your family.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to have your roof replaced. Contact us today for more information on finding the new roof that’s truly best for you.