With all the harsh and destructive forces of nature such as the heavy rain, burning heat of summer, freezing winter and forcible winds, it is only imperative for homeowners to ensure the proper maintenance of their roof.
Being one of our home’s primary components that literally keep us safe from any external danger our roofing also needs not just a little but a huge commitment, as it plays a very significant role in our everyday living. As the homeowner keeping it well maintained and at sound quality is very important. Moreover, the longer we neglect the small faults on our roofing the bigger is the possible cost of its repairing. Furthermore, roofing that is well maintained is less prone to some deteriorating issues and has a longer lifespan.
Although there are various alternative solutions on these matters like a replacement, still the expenses may hold you back which also a key factor in the delaying of roofing repairs. This instance leads the homeowners to neglect such a very crucial task for their homes.
One of the primary pocket-draining effects of roof neglect is leaks. Leakage might look so simple to alarm a homeowner, but this kind of roofing problem can negatively affect any other parts of the roof and moreover cause a dangerous electricity accident. Leaks can also cause a weakening of roofing structure which may lead to collapsing of your entire roof. Also, as time goes by the small holes of your roof can change into an open passage for any pests or wild animals who are delightful to have a stay under your roof.
Pests like rats can further the issues of your home as it can chew in all the structures or even destroy wires on your appliances, which can obviously cause not just life hazard but also bigger expenses for repair. Long term problems are worse, though problem is the decrease in your property value. For homeowners who are looking forward to selling their property, overlooking your roof’s faults may not be a good idea. An impaired and damaged ceiling with pests and molds can never catch the attention of a potential buyer. From here the issue of greater cost for replacement or renovation will come up. From hiring a handyman to purchasing roofing products for repairs, the cost of your neglecting can grow more than you could ever imagine. So before everything gets worst be sure to be knowledgeable with the nitty-gritty in keeping your roof safe and sound.
If you desire to know more about the short and long term effects of roof neglect, check out the essential information on the infographics below from Fahey Roofing + Contracting.