A comprehensive inspection of your roof conducted by a professional contractor can help determine its overall condition. If it is due to be replaced, you should try and have this done as soon as possible. Given the urgent nature of this home improvement project, you don’t want to wait until the whole system starts falling apart before taking action. Chase Roofing LLC explains three dangers associated with roof replacement delays.
1. Extensive Water Damage
The severity of leaks may depend on the age of the roof. An old and failing system may have leaks so extensive that repairs may no longer be enough. The long-term moisture infiltration may have already affected several areas of your home, with notable signs like water stains, mold growth and rot infestation already apparent. Schedule your roof replacement right away as soon as you see any of these indications of extensive water damage. Otherwise, the damage is enough to pose a safety risk for you and your family.
2. Health Problems
Mold on your roof and attic means that the stability of the system is already compromised. Not only that, but the spread of these organisms exposes your household to a wide range of possible respiratory issues such as cough, colds, asthma, breathing problems and allergic reactions. Also, a damaged roof may already have become home to insects, birds and rodents. Avoid these issues altogether by having the whole system replaced immediately.
3. Diminished Curb Appeal
The appearance of your old roof can have an impact on your home’s curb appeal. Buckled or curled shingles, or exposed decking and underlayment, create an unattractive scene. It’s important to get the replacement started right away. This is especially true if you live in a community with a homeowner association (HOA) – you wouldn’t want to be fined if your roof is in poor condition.
A timely roof replacement is all you need to boost your home’s aesthetic appeal and weather protection. To get started, give Chase Roofing LLC a call at (757) 872-0700 (Yorktown, VA) or (757) 206-1948 (Williamsburg, VA). You may also fill out our contact form to request a free quote.