Old age or serious storms can lead to the need for extensive roof repair. This can be a daunting task and one that you shouldn’t attempt alone. Investing in your Jenison roof repair is something you should definitely consider if you do not know much about roofing.
If you notice any signs of damage to your roof, call a roofing contractor promptly to schedule your repairs. It’s also wise to walk around the exterior of your home after a major storm to visually check for missing or damaged shingles. Whether or not you notice anything that looks out of place, call a professional to perform a thorough roof inspection—don’t try to climb up there yourself!
Following are some important reasons why you should not put off your roof repairs.
Your energy bills will rise. The same gaps in your roof that allow water to leak in will also allow heat to escape. In the winter, your heated air inside the home will escape, and in the summer, the hot air outside will make your air conditioner work harder. The result is higher utility bills year round and a less eco-friendly house, making your Jenison roof repair a priority.
The damage will get even worse. At first, you may only notice some slight discoloration on your ceiling. As time goes by, it will start to look more like a water stain. Eventually, your ceiling might start leaking, and missing and damaged shingles, gaps between shingles, and other problems never go away by themselves.
The longer you delay you Jenison roof repairs, the worse the damage will get. Eventually, your home may show signs of water damage to the following:
- Decking underneath the roof shingles;
The more extensive and severe the damage gets, the more expensive the repairs will be when you finally do schedule them.
Water damage will allow mold to grow. Toxic mold is one of every homeowner’s nightmares. It can make your family and pets sick, and cause existing medical conditions such as asthma and allergies to get worse. Mold spores can spread easily and multiply rapidly. Once your home is damaged by water, it’s vulnerable to widespread mold infestations. You could even have toxic black mold behind the walls or under the wallpaper without realizing it and that is very dangerous to your home’s occupants.
Animals and pests can enter into the roofing system. Many homeowners think that animals could only penetrate the roofing system and the house if there are very large gaps. But actually, mice can climb through holes as small as a dime. Some pest experts say that mice could even get through a hole the size of a pencil eraser. And if the gaps in your roofing system are larger than that, you might even hear squirrels rustling around in your attic. The sooner you get your roof repaired, the better protected you’ll be from pests.
Once you have hired a roofing company, they will pay a visit to your house to assess the damage on your roof. They will do a full inspection and discuss options with you before proceeding with any major work. Once you have come up with the best option for your home and your budget, the team will be able to start working on your roof as soon as possible depending on their schedule.
It is very important to make sure the company you hire is licensed and certified to avoid any major damage issues that come with hiring someone who isn’t certified to do the job.
If you’re ready to discuss your Jenison roof repair project, call us today to schedule a consultation. Our licensed professionals are ready to meet with you to answer any questions you may have and put together a solid plan of action.