There are a multitude of reasons, as a building owner, you may find to put off those dreaded maintenance repairs. Whether it’s not the right time, attempting to save some money, or another reason that may have you putting them off, it can sometimes have adverse effects. Let’s take a look at three things that can happen if you put off replacing your roof.
Once problems start happening, they will only increase in intensity every time it rains until action is taken: leaks. If your roof is leaking, it will not plug itself up over time, it will only expand the size of the leak, and allow for more water to drip into your building. If your building has a multilayered roof, you won’t be able to notice if your building has a leak at first. The only way to know is by going onto the roof and inspecting it. A roof with a leak should be addressed the moment a leak is discovered.
If your roof hasn’t been replaced, the chances of animals and pests getting into your building through the holes and cracks only increase over time. Small animals and bugs seek out shelter, and will find a way into your roof if there is one. Not only does your building become infested with unwanted critters, they also bring more damages along with them, such as widening the once smaller holes in your roof or creating new holes of their own.
Ultimately, if water is getting into your roof and remains neglected, mold will begin taking root. The severity of the mold in the roof, or your building’s insulation, will only increase over time. Once infested with mold, it is an extremely expensive process with many health risks that require immediate action, if discovered.
While these three things can just be minor nuisances in the beginning, they can lead to major long-term problems that affect the integrity of your entire building. Putting off replacing your roof can sometimes cost more in the long run than whatever time or money is being saved by putting it off. Just don’t forget to ask one of our COACHES how you may be able to receive a free shingle upgrade! Call CONSTRUCTION COACH at 817.487.3665, or fill out the form in the sidebar for a free consultation.