When parts of your home’s exterior need replacement, such as your siding and roof, you should not put it off. Any compromised structural component can put your home at risk of costly damage. You don’t have to wait until water starts leaking into your living spaces before getting a new roof. By that time, the damage has likely spread and affected other areas of your house.
Here are the things that can happen when you delay a roof replacement.
Extensive Water Damage
Failing to replace an aging roofing system will eventually lead to apparent water damage. Unaddressed leaks can compromise the structural integrity of your roof and the rest of your home. Water will cause wooden components of the system to rot, leading to even more damage throughout the house. If you are seeing signs of water damage in your home, make sure to have your roof inspected by a professional and replace it immediately if needed.
Health Issues in Your Household
The presence of leaks increases the likelihood of mold and mildew growth. This issue can cause detrimental health effects to your family and affect your indoor air quality. If there are gaps in your roof or siding, you must deal with them as soon as possible. Aside from mold and mildew, they can also allow pests and even small animals into your home.
Decreased Home Value
A deteriorating roof can significantly decrease the value of your home. It isn’t something that you want if you’re planning to sell your home in the future. Potential buyers might find a house with a compromised roofing system unattractive. On the other hand, a newly installed roof will contribute to the curb appeal and value of your property.
Whether you need a new roof or siding, Renovation Team is here to help. Call us at (636) 939-1061, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in St. Louis, St. Charles and Creve Coeur, MO.