Regular maintenance can prolong the life of your roof. However, even with proper care, this part of your home will not last forever. You will need to replace it once it reaches the end of its life or suffers from extensive damage after an extreme weather event.
When a roof replacement is necessary, you should never delay it. Here’s why.
Extensive Water Damage
Water damage is the most common result of putting off roof replacement. Damaged components of the roof can allow water to infiltrate your home. Leaks can cause mold, mildew, rot and electrical issues. Get a professional inspection immediately if you notice signs of leaks in your living space, such as dark stains on ceilings and walls.
Delaying roof replacement puts your family’s safety at risk. The possibility of a collapse increases with an old or severely damaged roof. Leaks will deteriorate the wooden parts of the roof, including its structural beams. Over time, it could lead to a roof collapse and compromise your home’s structural integrity.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Aside from widespread water damage, leaks can also cause mold and mildew in your home. Dark marks on surfaces and a musty smell are common indications mold is in your living space. Mold spores can trigger allergy and asthma attacks. Once widespread, mold could be difficult and costly to remove.
Reduced Property Value
If you are selling your home in the future, you will benefit from investing in a high-quality roof. When your roof is in poor shape, people will not inquire about your property unless it’s priced significantly low. On the other hand, a new roof will increase your curb appeal and the overall value of your house.
Make the most of your investment by hiring an experienced professional to install your new roof. At Fields Roof Service, Inc., we have been repairing and replacing roofs for over six decades. Call us at (253) 852-4974 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.