Replacing an aging roof is a sizeable investment. That’s why a lot of homeowners make the mistake of delaying a roof replacement until it’s absolutely necessary. While it is understandable to put off something that is sure to cost a lot of money, it is something that we very strongly discourage. Here are just some of the risks associated with postponing a much-needed roof replacement according to a trusted residential roof repair expert.
Leaks occur most often when the roofing materials are nearing the end of their life. They start to lose their protective barriers and this gets worse the longer you ignore it. Once this happens, no amount of repairs is going to bring back your roof to its original condition and your only option is to replace your roof.
Increase in Utility Bills
A roof that is way past its prime will also let heated or cooled air from your HVAC system escape through small cracks and gaps. This will result in skyrocketing electricity bills due to the HVAC system working much harder to cycle more frequently. It may even result in your HVAC unit itself breaking down, necessitating a call to your HVAC repair technician as well as your trusted roofing contractor.
In extreme cases, old roofs that are not replaced can sag or droop in some parts. When leaks force water past the surface of your roof, it may cause the plywood sheathing underneath to rot. If left untreated, it will cause dips in the roof where water can collect.
From residential gutter installation to emergency storm damage repairs and everything in between, if you are a Raleigh, NC resident in need of important work done, turn to the pros over at NC Rebuild, Inc. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (919) 625-5453 or fill out our contact form to request a quick quote today.