If you notice any signs of wear and tear to your roof, you should call a roofing contractor as soon as possible to get your roof repaired . We also recommend having your roof inspected by a professional after a major storm or wind storm to check for any roof damage. Don’t try to climb up there yourself. Here are the major reasons why you shouldn’t delay your roof repairs.
Your energy bills will increase.
The same holes and gaps in your roof that are letting water thru allow for heat to leave and cold air to enter in the winter and in the summer allow cold air to exit and heat to enter.
The damage will get worse.
It just keeps getting worst. At first, you notice a spot on your ce ceiling. As time goes by, it will start to look darker. After some more time, your ceiling might start leaking. Eventually, your home may show signs of water damage to the following:
- Decking underneath the roof shingles
- Insulation (which is why we always recommend hiring a spray foam insulation contractor ct. Spray foam in not affected by water or moisture)
The more widespread and severe the damage gets, the more expensive the repairs will be when you finally do hire a contractor.
Water damage promotes mold growth.
Black mold is a nightmare. It can make your family and pets very sick and cause existing medical conditions to get worse, such as asthma and allergies. If your home is susceptible water then you are allowing it to become a place that promotes black mold. However, you may not be able to see it or smell it but it could be living and breathing behind your walls and floors.
Animals and pests can get into the roofing system.
Mice, chipmunks and squirrels can chew thru your roof facets and make gaps in your roof much larger. The sooner you get your roof repaired, the better protected you’ll be from pests. The last thing you want our rodents creating a home in your home and leaving their feces everywhere. If that is the case then you will have to hire a rodent bio cleanup company ct to restore your home.
Call United We Stand
Are you looking for a roofing contractor in RI, roofing contractor CT or roofing contractor in MA, give us a call at United We Stand , a GAF Certified Roofing Contractor, to schedule your free inspection today.