When any damage is noticed on the roof, most brush off minimal damage and think they will tend to it later as few want to pour money into the roof repairs unless it is dire. Homeowners should take the time to assess the condition of their roof and take into account any signs of wear or damage every 3 or 4 months. It is essential to have repairs done immediately if any flaws or damage is found. When you delay your roof repairs there are inevitable consequences that we at Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration would like to discuss today.
Roof Damage Contributes to High Energy Bills
In addition to any gaps and cracks in the roof allow rain to leak in, the heat transfers out during the winter. When the treated air escapes outdoors throughout the year, the HVAC system compensates for the loss where it continually runs more so. Wasting energy and the treated air you paid for go through the roof as a result while increasing the cost.
Roof Deterioration Over Time
A barely noticeable discoloration in the ceiling is the first to manifest before a blatant water stain appears. As time continues, the water stain leaks progress. Unlike other roofing issues, gaps between shingles, or shingles that are damaged or missing never repair themselves. The worse they become the longer you neglect the repairs the roof needs and the additional problems can spread from the roof damage that include the list below.
– Decking under the roof shingles
As the more the damage spreads the more severe the damage gets, the more expensive the repairs will be once you do get them.
Mold & Mildew Growth on Roof
Mildew and mold growth will thrive, leading to expedited deterioration. Mold is a nightmare that can be prevented whenever possible. As mold growth can trigger allergies and asthma as well as bring on illnesses, the whole family can be impacted in different levels. Mold spores spread rapidly and thrive under the right conditions. The mold can easily spread as water makes it vulnerable to mold growth once water damage takes root from a damaged roof. Without you even realizing it until it is too late, the mold can spread in insulation, behind wallpaper, and in the air ducts without you.
Pest Infestation & Wildlife Invasion
Most homeowners are not aware of it when there is roof damage, the risk of wildlife, rodents, and other pests increase. The majority pests need very little space to squeeze into the home, some rodents only require the size of a quarter, others only need a dime-size hole and insects require far less. In addition to letting your cool or warm air out in any case, you are inadvertently inviting pests. When any pest comes in, they bring more damage, potential disease, and a major nuisance.
Emergency Roof Repairs & Roofing System Replacement & More in Conroe, Pasadena, The Woodlands, Pearland, Sugar Land & Houston, TX
Ultimately, the sooner you repair your Southwest Texas home’s roof, the better off you will be. In order to ensure the repairs are done with quality workmanship when you notice roof damage, call in in the experts of Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration.