If your roof is due to be replaced, there’s little to no benefit to waiting until later to do it. In today’s post, local roof repair and installation contractor Arrowhead Roofing shares the benefits of replacing your roof in a timely manner.
Avoid unnecessary roof repairs. All types of roofing systems succumb to aging, to the point where they become so worn-out that repairs are just band-aid solutions at best. This means the roof will need repairs frequently and won’t be as efficient at protecting your home from the elements. The accumulated costs of these repairs would have been better spent on roof replacement.
Your roofing records should have information regarding the roof’s installation, which will give you an idea of your roof’s age and the expected end of its service life. If you don’t have this information — which is often the case if the current homeowner isn’t the first homeowner — then you have to have your roof inspected by a local roofing contractor.
Keep utility costs low. As the roof ages beyond its expected lifespan, it increases the risk of raising your utility costs. Damaged insulation and holes in the roof will allow leaks and heat loss, which could affect your home’s energy efficiency and result in high energy bills. For commercial roofs, there’s an even greater benefit to timely roof replacement: you won’t have to spend too much time booking flat roof repair appointments. It will also help minimize business disruptions usually caused by an unplanned roof replacement.
Prevent mold growth. A leaky roof often leads to mold growth, which can spread to hidden areas such as behind drywall, and later into your living areas. Mold spores can trigger allergies and various types of respiratory problems, as well as a hard-to-remove odor. Severe mold growth will require help from professionals, which means more expenses. Replacing your roof in a timely manner will not only help keep your home dry, it will also help protect it from the effects of mold.
Arrowhead Roofing is your leading provider of industry-leading roofing products, including DECRA roofing. Give us a call at (918) 509-3624. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.