Roof Replacement: What Happens if You Put It Off?

Whenever your roof is damaged by a storm or strong winds, your first instinct is to see if a wind damage repair expert can do a patch job on your roof. However, there are times when repairs won’t be able to bring your roof back to its condition prior to being damaged by the storm. When this happens, it’s often recommended that you replace your roof instead. Unfortunately, whether it’s due to time or financial constraints, some homeowners still tend to put off replacing their roof. 

In this article, the roofers of Wortham Bros reveal what can happen to your home if you put off roof replacement project.

Pest Infestation

If your roof is damaged enough to cause holes in your home and you still put off the replacement, you’re putting your home at risk of a major pest infestation. Termites, ants, insects, and even rodents can easily enter and build a nest if your roof isn’t replaced as soon as possible and they can cause further damage to your home in the long run.

Increased Energy Bills

According to hail damage repair experts, putting off a roof replacement project can easily cause your energy bills to spike. This is because the same holes that allow moisture to enter your home can also allow hot or cold air to escape year-round, causing your heating and cooling system to work harder than they should, resulting in an increase in your monthly bills.

Health Risks

A severely damaged roof can allow leaks to occur around your home if left unattended and eventually, these leaks can encourage mold growth. This can be a health risk for you and your family as molds can cause respiratory issues, especially for children and the elderly. Therefore if needed, have your roof replaced as soon as possible to prevent mold growth around your home.

Decrease in Property Values

Apart from the aforementioned consequences, putting off a roof replacement can also decrease your home’s value. After all, the roof plays a large part on your home’s overall appeal and a severely damaged roof can easily turn away a potential buyer because they may not want to undertake a renovation immediately. Alternatively, your home may also be sold at a lower than expected price because of the damaged roof.

Facing a roof repair emergency? Don’t hesitate to turn to Wortham Bros for the necessary repairs. When it comes to roof repair and replacement projects, we are your leading service provider and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (972) 960-3135 or (972) 960-3135 or fill out our contact form to get a FREE estimate.

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