The Consequences Of Delaying Roof Repairs
It’s unfortunate a lot of homeowners put off roof repairs, especially repairs that involve leaks that appear during heavy rainstorms or signs of older leaks like stained ceilings or walls. It’s easy to forget about a roof leak when you don’t see it everyday. The reality is, people don’t generally pay attention to their ceilings or roofs when all is well, but if you know there’s a problem, even if it looks small, and wait to get it fixed, the problem could grow and grow, potentially becoming an expensive repair or possibly even a disaster!
Your roof is your first line of defense against the elements, designed to not only keep water out of your home, but to also route it efficiently away from any area where it can do damage. From the pitch of your roof, to the shingles, to the gutters, there are many safeguards to prevent water from getting into your home. By the time you notice a leak or a ceiling or wall stain, it means water has gotten through these defenses and has already damaged everything in between the stain or leak and the originating hole or wherever it’s getting in from. It’s gotten past all those defenses that otherwise keep your home nice and dry and needs to be fixed, pronto!
You may be just now noticing it, but water’s been working its way down for a while and damaging everything in it’s path and it will continue, until it is stopped.
Neglected long enough, even the smallest, tiniest leaks can grow into major problems or even disaster! We’re talking about major problems like:
- Weakening Structural Integrity From Your Frame To Your Foundation
- Electrical Problems
- Damage To Your Home’s Contents
- Escalation From Roof Repair To A Roof Replacement
- Health Problems From Mold & Mildew
Don’t let your small leak turn into a costly disaster, it’s not going to go away or fix itself. The time to fix it is the minute you know about it, call your local roof contractor now and get it fixed today! Even if you think you can’t afford it, you may be surprised what your options are! Estimates are free for homeowners so you have nothing to lose but more money from neglected roof damage!
In Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Roofing Specialists has all your residential and commercial roofing needs covered! Contact us today for your estimate at 770-419-2222.