The Dangers of Neglecting Roof Maintenance
It’s important that your roofing system undergoes routine maintenance. Otherwise, what started out as minor roofing issues will worsen, potentially damaging other parts of your home.
The most common issues caused by irregular and improper maintenance are:
No matter how durable your roof is, it’s bound to suffer some form of damage over the course of its lifespan. Even minor roofing damage can open up gaps that allow rainwater to infiltrate your roof and cause leaks.
Moisture and mold damage usually go hand in hand. Mold thrives in damp environments, which is why leaks should be fixed as soon as possible. The problem is it takes some time before the early warning signs of a leak appear. By the time water stains appear on your ceiling, it’s already too late to mitigate roofing damage. That’s why routine inspections are vital to keeping your roof in good condition. Through weekly roof inspections, residential roofing contractors can detect and fix leaks before they create a host of problems for your interior.
Higher Heating and Cooling Costs
Contractors recommend scheduling a roof inspection during fall. After all, the last thing anyone wants in the middle of winter is a roof leak that allows heat to escape and snow to enter your home. Trapped moisture can create conditions that are conducive to the formation of mold, which can trigger allergy flare-ups for members of the household and drastically lower indoor air quality at a time when you’ll be spending most of your days indoors.
One more thing: It’s easy to miss the warning signs of roof leaks, which is why only experienced contractors should handle inspections.
Sprague Roofing and Restoration, a company with over a decade of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including residential and commercial roofing services. To request a free estimate, call us at (970) 514-4415, (307) 578-8765, or (406) 534-1222. You can also fill out this form. Talk to us today! We serve homeowners in Cody, WY, and Fort Collins, CO, as well as the surrounding communities.