Simply put, a new roof is an expensive investment. Many homeowners put it off because of the costs involved. Some people believe that patch repairs will suffice year after year while avoiding the inevitable. But what if the costs of not replacing your roof exceed the cost of the roof itself?
Many homeowners are unaware that these minor roof repairs are only a band-aid solution. If the roof is constantly leaking, shingles will continue to fall, causing structural damage that is not visible. This damage will inevitably worsen over time. When repairs become too frequent, they advise you to replace your roof entirely. Repairs after repairs can be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive. Let’s look at some of these hidden expenses.
1. Constant Roof Repairs
When shingles reach the end of their useful life, they crack, curl, and break off. Some homeowners try to get away with minor repairs, which can sometimes work. But how long are you going to pay for a minor repair? Continuous fixes are costly. When a roof reaches the end of its useful life, it is sometimes preferable to replace it entirely. When the repairs become too frequent and expensive, homeowners should consider getting quotes for a complete roof replacement. This saves you money in the long run and removes the stress of having a damaged roof.
2. Rotten Plywood
Water that has entered the home will sit there day after day if the roof begins to leak. Things will eventually start to fall apart. This includes the numerous sheets of plywood used as the roof’s base.
Roofing materials, including plywood, have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you plan to replace your roof, the costs increase with each additional sheet that needs to be replaced. Save money by replacing your roof at the appropriate time. This allows you to buy a couple of sheets of plywood as needed rather than all.
3. Inadequate Attic Insulation
Attic insulation is a critical component of any home. You want your home to be cool during the hot summer months and to be warm and cozy during the cold winter months.
Insulation does not need to be replaced every time the roof is replaced. However, if there has been any leaking, it is critical to replace any mold that has grown on the attic insulation. Save money by having your roof replaced reasonably, so you don’t have to add or replace insulation.
4. Inside Wall and Ceiling Damage
After the water has passed through the plywood and insulation, it will reach your ceiling. Bubbles will start to form in your ceiling, leaving water stains and mold all over the place. It will then make streak marks and damage your drywall as it travels down your walls. These intrusions can be unsightly and detract from the overall appearance of your home.
If you want to avoid having to make repairs to the interior of your home, replacing your roof is always the best option. When the time to replace your roof comes, you can rely on professional roofers.
5. Electrical and Lighting Fixture problems
When water enters your ceiling, it has the potential to disrupt your home’s electricity. A large enough amount of water can cause damage to light fixtures, electrical outlets, and even the wiring that connects them all. Calling an electrician to run new wiring could cost any homeowner a lot of money.
Replacing your roof is a more significant investment than repairs, but it can save you money and time in the long run. Hidden costs associated with minor roof repairs can add up quickly and cause more damage to your home than anticipated. Care Roofing Inc can help you decide if a complete roof replacement is the best option for your home. With our professional team of roofers and attention to detail, we can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and bring your home back to its former glory. Contact Care Roofing Inc today for an estimate on your next roofing project.