As a homeowner, you have lots to juggle when it comes to home maintenance. There’s everything inside which we give the most attention to and then there’s our home’s exterior. All too often we neglect signs that there’s something that should be checked, especially on our roof. It’s always there, yet we don’t always look at it as we should. You want a roof that you know protects your family through every storm. However, because it’s constantly exposed to wind, rain, and sun, your roof ages and sustains damage. That’s why regular roofing inspections and roof repair are essential.
Safety Concerns from Neglecting Your Roof
When you don’t perform timely roof repair, you may sustain significant damage. Although the cost of the damage may be frustrating, actual harm to your family, loved ones, and belongings can be heartbreaking. Poorly attached shingles that blow off, water leaks that cause drywall to collapse, and holes in fascia and soffits that allow pests into your home are all safety issues. Regular roofing inspections and roof repair will reduce the need for concern over safety issues.
When water gets into your home from a roof leak, you may not see evidence of it for months. During that time mold and mildew begin to grow in your walls, ceiling, and insulation. Your family will be breathing in the mold spores and may become ill. Insects and pests can take up residence in your home leaving their waste and sometimes dying in your home. None of these make for healthy air in your home.
Although a quality roofing inspection is something you’ll pay a licensed roofing contractor for, it will save you money over time. When your roof is properly maintained and small issues are caught early, you won’t end up with extensive repair which can be costly. Proactive roof maintenance also helps your roofing system last longer, another reason regular roofing inspections and roof repair are beneficial for your home and budget.
Don’t neglect your roof. Walk around your home and look at it every month and after every storm. If you see anything out of the ordinary, call your roof repair company. If you don’t have one, call Russ Noyes Roofing Inc. We handle roof repairs for homes with metal, tile, and asphalt roofing. We can be reached by filling out our contact form or calling 407-388-7700.