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Have you ever considered the hidden costs of not replacing your roof? Maybe you've been noticing some shingles missing or that the ones that remain aren't looking quite as good. Replacing your roof is an important decision that can ultimately save you thousands of dollars in the long run. 

The following are several things that can happen to your home and property if you neglect to replace your roof. 

Water damage 

Water damage is one of the most common problems caused by a leaky roof. A single broken shingle or cracked tile can lead to water damage, which can severely impact your home's exterior and interior. As time goes on, the damage will only get worse. 

When moisture penetrates your roof and walls, it can cause them to deteriorate quickly. The longer you wait to replace your roof, the more extensive the repairs will be when you finally do call in professionals to fix it. 

Ice dams 

The most common problem associated with failing roofs is ice dams. Ice dams are caused by snow melting on the roof's edge and then refreezing in place when it reaches downspouts or gutters. This creates a dam that blocks water from draining off the roof and into downspouts or gutters, causing water to back up on the roof's surface in dangerous icicles and heavy snowfall. 

Ice dams can cause serious damage to the structure of your home by weakening shingles and causing leaks that lead to rot in ceilings below them. 

Mold and mildew growth 

A leaking roof can lead to mold and mildew growth on walls and ceilings below the leak. This may not seem like much of a problem at first, but it can cause allergies, asthma attacks, and other respiratory illnesses if you are exposed to it over time. 

Mold also has the potential to cause health issues for those with weakened immune systems such as children and seniors. 

Increased energy bills 

A well-maintained roof insulates your home from the elements and keeps out cold air in winter and hot air in summer. However, if there is damage on your roofs — such as holes or leaks — this insulation won't work properly and your home will feel draftier than normal. 

This can lead to higher energy bills as well as increased wear and tear on your HVAC system over time. 

Loss of property value 

Having an old and worn-out roof can affect how much money you can get for your home when you decide to sell it. Buyers generally prefer newer homes with quality roofs instead of older ones that need repairs or replacement. 

In fact, replacing your roof with a new one can increase your property's resale value by more than $17,000.  

Contact us for a free estimate 

If you're currently experiencing any of these problems, it's not too late to start planning your upgrade. Contact us today for more information about our roofing services. We are ready and able to take care of all your roofing needs. 


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