Maintaining your roof is an important task that many put off until it’s too late. To properly care for your roof, you should be watching for damage regularly and repairing any damage as soon as you find it.
It may seem like a good idea to postpone repairing your roof if it just has minor damage, but that can easily come back to bite you. Here are 4 reasons not to put off roof repairs.
When water leaks into your house, bacteria grows very easily. Before you know it, you can be fighting mold and mildew issues. Those are not only problems that make your house look unpleasant, but they have serious side effects on your health.
That mold contaminates the air, which can affect allergies, but also your breathing. Your entire respiratory system can be compromised when you have a mold problem, putting your kids, your husband, and yourself at risk for even more serious illnesses.
More Extensive Damage
A small leak may seem like a tiny problem at the time, easy to put off until later, but that small leak can cause major damage if left unrepaired.
The water can trickle in slowly but cause serious damage to the foundation of your home. Some of the damage may be visible, but often a lot of this damage is in places where you may not be able to see.
Water damage can weaken the structure of your home, making it unsafe, and the holes and gaps it creates also allows rodents like mice, rats, and other animals in your home.
The longer you put off roof repairs, the more expensive they will be. It may seem like you are saving money to postpone calling a roofer when the damage seems minor, but what started off as an inexpensive repair will quickly grow into a very expensive one when left untreated. Roof damage becomes wall damage, structural damage, and more.
Insurance Will Refuse to Cover Repairs
Many people rely on their insurance company to cover repairs after a hail storm or other natural disaster. But if your insurance sends someone out to inspect your roof and discovers you have neglected your roof without proper maintenance and repairs, often they won’t cover your claim.
So, where do you start?
Call us for a free estimate.
Those minor repairs could be very inexpensive or you may not need any repairs at all!
If you have major repairs, we can help you take care of that, too.
It’s always best to have a trained professional inspect the situation to make sure you can take care of it properly.
When you are looking for a Greeley Roofing Company, contact us for your free estimate!
Crazy Horse Roofing specializes in roofing and gutters in Northern Colorado in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins, & more, and we believe in treating every customer like they are family. We know how important your roof is in keeping your home and your family protected and safe, so we will do whatever we can to make sure your roof is safe, strong, and sturdy.