Taking care of your roof is important because it’s your first line of defense against the weather. A leaky or damaged roof could end up costing you a lot of money. Here are just a few of the reasons that you should get around to repairing your roof this year.
Water intrusion is a big concern that could cause damage to the interior of your home. As your shingles age, they are more likely to let in small amounts of moisture or even humidity. What this increased level of moisture in your home can lead to is mold growth. This could cause rafters, studs, and your drywall to rot out. Another concern with mold is the health implications and the fact that you may experience poor air quality inside your house.
An aging roof could be contributing to a rise in your home owner’s insurance premium. This is because you’re seen as a greater level of risk of making an insurance claim sometime in the near future. Many insurance companies will give you a discount if you provide them with the documentation that you’ve either repaired or replaced troublesome areas of your roof. Not to mention if an insurance adjuster were to visit your home and see the sad state of your roof.
Repair costs can start to add up when you have a lot of damage. Looking into roof replacement may be the most cost effective alternative. This solution gives you some peace of mind because you can have a roof that will last more than just a few years. In some areas of the country, you might want to consider installing a type of shingle that’s rated for high wind conditions. This can help to protect your home against future storm damage.
A roof that looks shoddy is reducing the curb appeal of your home. It’s also working to reduce the overall value of your property. If you were to decide to sell, you’d likely have to reduce the price or give the buyer a credit towards a new roof. Curb appeal may not seem like such a big deal until it starts to impact how you view your home. Taking care of it now will pay off in the value of your home in the long run.
Waiting on repairing your roof can be a costly mistake is more ways than one. Consider these reasons to get it done as soon as possible.