Any roofing contractor in your area will advise you to schedule regular roof maintenance so that you can get a heads-up on when you’ll likely need to replace your roof. Unfortunately, it’s common for homeowners to delay roof replacement – which often leads to more complicated issues and bigger expenses down the line. That is why you should replace your roof as soon as your roofer recommends it.
If you choose to delay your roof replacement, these are some of the possible consequences that you may have to face.
Aging roofs are at high risk of severe water damage and roof leaks. These issues could eventually lead to wear and rot, which will significantly reduce your roof’s performance. Soaked wood will turn brittle as it dries, compromising your home’s structure. With regular inspections, your contractor can spot these often hidden problems and determine whether your roof needs repair or replacement.
Increased Fire Risk
Fire risk increases when your roof suffers from severe damage. Leaks, for instance, can affect your attic and ceiling and creep along the walls and wires in your property. If electrical wiring is exposed to moisture, this can trigger a spark and lead to a short circuit. To avoid electrical fires, we highly recommend hiring a roofing company to inspect your roof on the first sign of leaks and replace it as needed.
Higher Utility Bills
Wet insulation and poor roof material conditions will cause your indoor spaces to feel warmer than usual, causing your heating and cooling system to work twice as hard and consume more energy to make your spaces comfortable. This can lead to an increase in your utility bills, especially during summer and winter. To save on energy costs, you should replace your roof as soon as it starts deteriorating or approaching the end of its life.
You can easily address your roofing issues by hiring local professionals with decades of experience and a proven track record of success. Call The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. to get started on roof maintenance, repairs or replacement. Dial (410) 876-3602, or fill out this contact form to get started. We proudly serve customers in Columbia, Towson and Westminster, MD.