If your roof is due for replacement, doing it sooner rather than later can save you from a lot of headaches. Here are the benefits of timely roof replacement.
Avoid Unnecessary Roof Repairs
All roofs reach a point where roof repairs become impractical. The roof would be so worn-out that any kind of repair, no matter how well-done, would just be a temporary solution. It won’t be long before the roof would need repairs again and again, accumulating repair costs that would have been better spent on roof replacement. A roof in such a condition also would not have provided much protection during storms.
If you’re unsure of your roof’s remaining service life, have your roofing contractor perform a thorough inspection. Knowing when it’s due for replacement can help you plan for it and only spend money on roof repair when it’s absolutely needed. Also, keeping up with your roof’s scheduled maintenance can give you a few more years out of your roof.
Keep Utility Costs Low
The longer you delay roof replacement, the greater the risk of an increase in your utility costs. Holes in the roof will allow moisture into the attic and cause damage to the roof insulation. This will affect your home’s energy efficiency by letting heat escape during the winter season (or into your home during the summer season, ultimately resulting in higher energy consumption.
Prevent Mold Growth
Moisture from a leaky roof can get into areas behind the drywall, where it can cause mold growth where you can’t see it. Mold spores can spread to your indoor living spaces, affecting indoor air quality. It can also trigger allergies and various respiratory problems. Mold also has a distinctive odor that is hard to remove if you don’t know where it originated. Moisture infiltration can also become an electrical hazard if it reaches the electrical boxes in the drywall. With a timely roof replacement, you will never have to worry about these problems.
Jeff Woods Construction is the leading roofing company serving customers in Crossville, TN, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (931) 787-9107, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.