Have you ever heard the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? This is true for many things that require maintenance to perform best like your health, your car and your home. But this is especially true when it comes to your roof! If you’re like most homeowners you’re probably thinking, “there’s not a hole in mine so what’s the big deal?”
You may be surprised to learn that your roof could have problems, even if it’s not leaking right now.
Several things cause roof problems. Hail and strong winds usually cause noticeable signs of a problem like missing roof shingles. But other types of damage, like installation errors, manufacture defects and worn out roof flashing can cause problems that lead to leaks.
If you don’t fix problems right away, the damage can spread to other areas of your home. Scary right? Read on to learn how getting a professional inspection can avoid these costly problems. #3 on the list is super important!
Your roof is the single most important way to keep water out of your home. That’s why most problems lead to roof leaks. Once water makes its way past a roof’s protective barrier all bets are off. Water can soak into the insulation, wooden support beams, plywood and more. The heat in your attic and water-soaked materials create an environment ripe for mold growth.
This four-letter word is enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. Mold is something that even experienced homeowners fear, and rightfully so. It can cause all sorts of health problems AND expensive repairs. Getting routine roof inspections is an easy way to prevent this situation from happening.
2. Roof Repairs
Typical asphalt roofs can last anywhere from 15-25 years… if they are maintained! Hail and other storm damage can weaken parts of your roofing system reducing its overall lifespan. Costly repairs happen when damage is not fixed right away.
3. Reduced Home Value
Your home’s roof makes up about 40% of your home’s curb appeal. If it’s in bad shape can easily distract from the beauty of your home and lower its value. This is especially true if you are looking to sell your home soon. Most home buyers will avoid properties with roof issues due to the high cost of repairs. What’s worse is problems are often noted in inspection reports. Roofing issues are among the top reasons real estate deals don’t make it to closing.
Want to Avoid Costly Roof Problems?
If this question has you screaming “YES!” then you need to schedule a free inspection today! An expert member of our team will meet with you, fully inspect your home and give you a comprehensive evaluation of your roof’s condition.
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