Deciding to wait to fix your roof when you know it needs repair is a little bit like gambling on something you know doesn’t have a good chance at being a winner. You might be able to hold off for a short time, but in the end when you decide to take care of the repair, the amount of damage that results from not fixing it sooner might merit an entirely new roof.
Like all material things, roofs occasionally need repair and maintenance, but not taking care of a repair can lead to much larger roofing problems down the road. Translation? Bigger and more costly repairs. So today, it’s all about why not to wait to fix your roof. Here are 5 reasons:
Similar to most problems, roofing issues start out small. A missing shingle here, missing granules there. But these seemingly small issues can lead to much greater damage if left undressed.
Particularly in this case, when you start to notice issues with your shingles, this could be a sign of a bigger problem in the underlying part of your roof. The part you can’t see. Water damage, mold, structural problems, just to name a few, are all sorts of issues that can arise from seemingly small damage on a roof.
That’s right. Reason being? As mentioned in our first point, roof damage worsens over time. So if you notice even slight problems with your roof, it’s best to get it checked right away in case it needs to be fixed.
Over time, the small repair that probably wouldn’t have cost much, can suddenly turn into a much more costly replacement if your roof has taken on more damage. In fact, if the roof damage becomes too severe, it may mean that your roof will require a complete replacement.
If you notice a leaky roof, it’s not something to be ignored. Likewise it’s important to determine the source of the roof leak so that it can be repaired as soon as possible. When a roof leaks, not only can this leave water stains on your ceiling, but water in places it shouldn’t be, such as in your roof, is a recipe for mold in your home. And mold is a serious health hazard because you can unknowingly be breathing it in inside your home.
So if you notice a roof leak or water anywhere on your ceiling, it’s not something you want to wait on fixing.
How upset would you be if a roofing contractor told you that you needed a new roof because a smaller roof repair was not taken care of sooner? Our guess is, pretty upset. But the truth is, this happens all the time and is something that can be easily avoided if roof repairs are caught and taken care of early.
So just how do you catch these issues early? The best way is to have regular roof assessments every couple of years to ensure your roof is in good condition, or whenever you notice something just doesn’t look right about your roof. Missing or damaged shingles are usually telling signs of a needed roof repair.
One of the most common things sellers come across when trying to sell their home is discovering that their roof needs some sort of a repair after an inspection. Thereby slowing down the process of the home sell. In addition, this can also make buyers more wary about going through with the purchase out of other structural concerns they may believe the home may have.
Best way to avoid all of this? Take care of a roof fix before it goes on the market. You will be glad you did.
As you now know, catching and fixing roof problems early is the best way to avoid larger costs and larger headaches. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your roof checked or if you are unsure, then now is as good a time as ever to have it looked at.
At Norwest Roofing in San Antonio, we offer free roofing assessments and estimates. So get in touch with us today. We are glad to help fix that roof.