It’s tempting to put off replacing your roof given that a roof replacement is a significant investment. However, delaying a replacement can be an even costlier mistake. Cantrell Roofing, LLC, a top roofing contractor in the state, explains why below.
Higher Repair Costs
Simply put, the longer you wait to have your roof replaced, the more severe the damage that will have to be addressed, resulting in higher costs for repairs. An aging roof is bound to have several loose shingles or holes in the exterior. Water can infiltrate your roof through these gaps, and left unattended, moisture damage can affect other parts of your home, potentially increasing the cost of a roof replacement.
There’s also the fact that certain types of roofing systems, like flat roofing systems for instance, are more vulnerable to moisture damage. Water ponds on flat surfaces, increasing the risk of leaks and the weight load on a commercial flat roof.
Higher Utility Bills
Warm and cool air can also leak from holes in your roof in summer and winter respectively, raising your utility bills. And don’t forget that higher energy consumption can put added strain on your HVAC unit, increasing the risk of breakdowns.
Vermin and Other Pests
Mice and other vermin can also enter your home through holes in your roof. Rodents can squeeze into holes as tiny as a quarter of an inch. Once they infiltrate your home, they’ll burrow further to make their nests and it’s only a matter of time until they multiply. If you replace your roof before vermin can move in, you’ll be able to save a lot of money on exterminator costs.
If too much water accumulates in the roof underlayer, some sections of your roof might collapse. Given that the risks far outweigh the benefits, if any, of putting off a roof replacement, it’s best to have a contractor replace your roof once it reaches the end of its lifespan. To maximize the ROIs on your new roof, make sure to hire a certified contractor and use high-quality materials.
Cantrell Roofing, LLC, a GAF® Master Elite® contractor, offers a wide range of professional roofing services and premium GAF roofs. To request a free consultation, call us at (903) 848-9494 or leave us a message here.