Your roof is by far the most expensive part of your home, and for good reason! Your roof protects the inside of your home from the weather, leaf accumulation, and sometimes, even falling trees or flying projectiles. In addition, the space created between your house’s top floor and the roof provides necessary ventilation for your entire home.
Since the roof is the most expensive part of the home, it makes sense that it is also one of the most expensive parts to repair or replace. This fact pushes some homeowners to put off roof repairs out of fear that they cannot afford them or that they will experience negative consequences from filing a claim with their insurance company.
Even though roofing repairs can be pricey, it is crucial to go ahead and complete them as soon as you notice the damage. Ignoring roofing damage and not making necessary repairs quickly can lead to:
Water is the arch nemesis of your home’s structure. Your roof provides a waterproof barrier that stops rain from entering your home and directs it into gutters, where it is routed away from the home’s foundation. Since water can be just as damaging from below as it is when leaking from above, ensuring that your roof not only stops water from entering but also routes it correctly is vital!
If water is allowed to enter and stand in your home’s structure long enough, be prepared for mold. Mold, especially black mold, is the stuff of nightmares for homeowners. Once mold gets in your home, a lengthy and costly treatment process is all you can do to remedy it. If you are unfortunate enough to have black mold, you can bet on even longer and more expensive remediation.
Finally, if water is allowed to sit long enough to rot the wood of your roof’s structure, the total structural collapse will occur. This is the point of almost no return. Most insurance companies will consider this situation a total loss and not worth the investment to repair. Once the roof collapses, chances are many other parts inside the home will also need repair. Some cases may even require a complete rebuild from the foundation up.
Illness & Injury
If you’re lucky, ignoring needed roof repairs will only cause damage to your home. However, there is a chance that mold secondary to roof leaks can make everyone in your home very sick, especially children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system. In the case of a roof collapse, residents may be injured or even killed by the falling structure.
Roofing Repair in Tampa Bay
If you’ve noticed damage to your home’s roof, don’t delay! Call Shon Boswell Contracting Services at (727) 440-5610 or contact us online to schedule a free estimate for your roof’s repair today! Calling now could be the difference between spending a few hundred dollars or a few thousand, not to mention the potential spread of damage to your home and risks to your family living inside. Save yourself time, money, and sanity by addressing your issues promptly and giving everyone under your roof much-needed peace of mind.