Unattended roof damage can affect other parts of your home and increase repair costs in the future. Replacing your roof before it breaks down can save you from more serious problems. However, it can be challenging to identify whether you need a new roof or not. In this post, US Roofing shares certain signs that a replacement is necessary, as well as the consequences when issues are left unaddressed.
Signs To Watch Out for
- Water stains on ceilings or walls
- Curled or buckled shingles
- Worn or missing shingles
- Missing or rusty flashing
- Granules in gutters
- Holes in the roof
Possible Effects of an Unreplaced Roof
Structural Collapse – When the roof’s surface is already tattered, it won’t be able to repel rainwater effectively. Water will keep finding its way into the roof substrates, causing the entire structure of your house to break down in the long run.
Decreased Property Value – Because the roof is your home’s first line of defense against the weather, prospective buyers would think twice about investing in a house with a worn roof. Having your roofing system repaired or replaced promptly at the first signs of damage enables you to retain or even increase your property’s value.
Voided Insurance Policy – Old roofs are prone to leaks and other forms of damage. An insurance provider may cancel coverage if it becomes apparent that a homeowner is leaving the roof to deteriorate instead of taking proper steps to maintain its structural integrity.
Repair vs. Replacement
You may wonder if your aging roof can still be repaired instead of replacing it. Older roofs are more vulnerable to damage and will require more repairs. That’s why it’s often more practical to replace it instead of spending money on multiple repairs.
US Roofing has been serving residential and commercial customers since 1977. Let our highly experienced team help you protect your home or office with a durable, energy-efficient roof. Call us today at (978) 532-6300 or fill out our contact form for a consultation or a free quote.