Your roof is among your home’s biggest assets. Snow and hailstorms can cause severe damage as can extreme heat conditions or cold conditions. The truth is, your roof is exposed to all of these elements throughout the year. If you do not keep an eye on it or if you put off a much-needed roof replacement, unwanted damage and expenses will be the result.
Here are the effects of ignoring roof problems.
Constant leaks – The one thing about roof leaks, no matter how small, is that they will grow larger if they are left unattended. Telltale signs of a leaking roof include unsightly stains on the ceiling or walls, or moisture and puddles forming in unexpected places.
Poor structural integrity – Old and worn-out roofing systems left in disrepair for long periods can result in extensive damage to your entire structure. For instance, continuous exposure to the elements can cause wood materials to rot or foundations to become unstable. When this happens, do not hesitate to call for a contractor to work on your roof replacement right away.
High energy bills – A good, well-maintained roofing system not only protects the interior of your home from the elements; it also helps regulate your indoor temperatures, so your heating and cooling systems won’t work twice as hard during warm and cold seasons. If you notice your utility bills shooting upwards, your roof could be to blame.
These issues may seem big and dangerous, but the good news is, they are easily avoidable. If you have just recently installed a new roof then you’re likely in good shape. That said, a roof that is nearing the end of its lifespan must be inspected closely. A roof replacement job shouldn’t be ignored when the time comes.
Give Tri-County Contracting a call when you need help with your roof. From roof repair to complete replacement, we are the company to call. Schedule a FREE consultation by contacting us at (262) 891-4331 or by filling out our form. We serve homeowners in Waukesha, WI, and the surrounding areas.