Roof replacement is done for various reasons. It could be due to old age or it was recently damaged by severe weather, but either way, getting a new roof shouldn’t be delayed. Otherwise, it can lead to more costly repairs and other consequences. Timberland Exteriors explains the effects of delaying much-needed roof replacement.
Rotting Damage and Mold Growth
Old and damaged roofs tend to have cracks and other exposed areas that can be infiltrated by water and other elements. When water leaks into the inner structure, it will cause rotting damage to the wooden frame and other components that hold the entire structure together. Unless you get a roof replacement, the damage can lead to roof sag and even cause a collapse! Apart from rotting damage, water can also lead to mold growth which can infiltrate the vents in your home. This can affect your home’s indoor air quality as it triggers allergies and other respiratory problems within your home.
Decreased Property Value
Even if you had a recent window installation, your home’s property value is still affected because of the old roof. If you’re planning to sell it soon, you should know that an old roof won’t attract many potential buyers as they don’t want to undertake additional renovations after purchasing a home. Old roofs can also affect your home’s exterior design and make it less appealing to buyers. That’s why you should consider a full roof installation to increase the visual appeal and equity of your home property.
Your Roof Becomes a Potential Fire Hazard
An old and compromised roofing system is a big fire hazard that can affect your family and possessions. When your roof has a lot of issues such as water leaks and exposed areas, it can also become vulnerable to fire. If the leaks get in contact with some of the wirings within its structure, they can create sparks, ignite any nearby combustible material, and start a fire. To avoid this and ensure your family’s safety, don’t delay your roof replacement.
Timberland Exteriors is the trusted name in residential roofing for homeowners in and around St. Paul, MN, and the surrounding communities. If you think your roof requires replacement, schedule an inspection with us today by calling (651) 439-1760 or filling out our online contact form.