What Happens If You Don’t Replace Your Roof?

Many property owners choose to put off roofing work as they tend to more urgent repairs. Rather than putting off this type of work until it’s absolutely necessary, it is much wiser to complete routine inspections and repairs as soon as they are required. If you’ve ever wondered what can happen if you neglect your roof, here are some of the top concerns you may face if you don’t replace your roofing system.

Water Damage And Flooding

Water leaks occur when the roof starts to lose its protective barriers or when tiles crack and sheeting wears off. Any roof leak requires immediate attention as a small roof leak can quickly turn into further damage to the structure of your roof, your ceiling, and more.

Structural Damages

Any water that leaks from your roof can eventually affect the overall structure of your home including the walls, the supports, and more. Additional water weight on the walls could lead to a full collapse of the structure.

Ongoing Health Risks

When the water has the ability to penetrate your home, it could quickly cause the growth of mildew and mold. Prolonged breeding of these spores could lead to a series of health effects like breathing problems and consistent headaches.

Massive Increase In Your Utility Bills

When your roof gets neglected you’ll be spending more on your electricity bills. The holes that are causing leaks throughout your roof are also letting cold air in during the winter and the summer heat in throughout the summer months. Your heating and cooling systems will struggle to maintain a consistent temperature and you’ll be using needless energy to keep your home’s climate controlled.

Rather than letting your roof fall into disrepair, contact us today. We can help you with regular roofing inspections and repairs. Contact our staff and we can keep your roof repaired, free of leaks and install the best new roofing materials for efficiency.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofers in St. Petersburg, FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.