3 Things That Happen When You Wait To Replace Your Roof

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3 Things That Happen When You Wait To Replace Your Roof

To live a safe and stress-free life, you need to take several steps and precautions to ensure that your home is properly maintained, repaired when necessary, and parts replaced when needed. Home and Building owners who dawdle before replacing their roofing system will face adverse consequences. It is common culture for homeowners to neglect their roofs either due to costs or ignorance until it’s too late. Simply put, we lack an excellent house maintenance culture, which leads to situations in which when stuff fails, it costs a fortune to replace it or results in bodily harm. This is a hazardous culture; these are three consequences of waiting to replace your roof.

Increased Cost

For maintenance concerns, there can be two types: preventive and corrective maintenance, and more often than not, corrective maintenance tends to be much more expensive. It’s the same with roof replacement, and this cost can show up in two ways. It can lead to increased energy bills. A severely damaged roof is not only an open invitation to pests, but it also affects the circulation and insulation of your home. A damaged roof will lead to all that precious heated and cooled air leaking out, leading to you needing much more energy just to maintain the condition of your home. As the damage continues to increase, so does the energy bill until, finally, the roof undergoes total collapse, bringing down your wiring and causing your energy bill to burst through the figurative roof.

Cost can also increase due to the need to replace roof decking, beams, wirings, and pipes that become damaged due to the collapse. The truth is that repairing a crumbling and unsafe structure is much costlier. Failure of your roofing system often heralds the many issues that will crop up with your house in the future. A damaged roof leads to leads that can slowly begin to damage the walls and electrical accessories, and when you notice the damage, it might be too late. In addition, there is an increased risk to the tenants or the homeowners. A crumbling roof needing replacement can fall on any occupant, leading to bodily harm, legal issues, and increased medical bills. They are also a liability to your contractor, meaning more labor and material costs.

Pest, Leak, and Mold

Failure in the roofing system due to water penetration is quite scary. Not only can it slowly seep into the cracks of your walls and floor, damaging them and reducing structural integrity, but it also tends to pass through the path of least resistance, causing the walls to become waterlogged. These water-logged walls and beams are the perfect host for mold, which, as a consequence of their growth, continues to damage the home’s structural integrity, create terrible odors, and cause diseases. When mold begins to grow, it’s there to stay. Molds in the right condition can grow under 24 hours and are so resilient that it is difficult to get rid of them. A failing roofing system attracts pests such as insects, birds, and mice to invade your house. Insects, such as hornets, wasps, termites, etc., enjoy building their nest in humid, crumbling structures like that.

Reduction In Property Value

The above consequences can also lead to decreased property value. Not only will you pay more to fix the roof, but you might also come off with weakened foundations and walls, mold infestation, mice infestation, and termite infestations. These colorful add-ons will cause the property value of your home and homes around it to drop as buyers will be reluctant to buy a home in those conditions, leading to you getting less of a profit from selling the home. So, we must take care of our roofs and houses to avoid these consequences.

Contact Hulton Contracting

If you are looking for someone to help you replace your roof, Hulton Contracting is the answer. Hulton Contracting residential and commercial roofing services will surely get you a brand-new roofing system of your choosing without hassle. Contact our team to learn more about our services today. Call us at (877)766-3760 or submit an online inquiry!

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