Life has it’s up’s and down’s. Especially in uncertain economic times, many homeowners will cut back on things to help stabilize their finances. Many times, out of necessity, even major roof problems are put to the side in the hopes that it holds until better times arrive. Unfortunately, this is a gamble many people lose, as needed repairs go unnoticed or ignored and become major, even catastrophic problems. As tough economic times call for more stringent budgets, homeowners should reassess their budgets to reflect their long-term goals of keeping their home and possessions protected, if cutting out maintenance or forgoing repairs seems like a viable option consider the following:
Roofs fail, they fail for a variety of reasons and unfortunately many fail way before their time. The causes of these failures could be anything from weather related damage, poor workmanship, defective materials to lack of maintenance.
Detecting problems early can mean the difference between a few hundred dollars and a few thousand. All roofs require maintenance, most warranties require it, so putting this off or failing to do it altogether may result in voiding the warranty and even exposing your home to further damage and risk. Maintenance not only prevents damage and saves future costs and headaches it also extends the service life of the roof.
Roofs protect most of our assets, yet they are relatively fragile components of houses and are easily damaged by the elements. They are also the most forgotten parts of the house until a problem occurs. This is why regular maintenance is so important, with the roof being out of sight for most people, small damage that could have been fixed inexpensively goes unnoticed and next thing you know, disaster.
So, if you are thinking of putting off that repair or even your next maintenance date, consider the costs of neglecting your roof, with the benefits of extending the service life and deferring major costs and repairs or even an entire roof replacement, is it really something you can afford to cut?
Estimates are free at Atlanta Roofing Specialists, don’t take the risk, call today and know the condition of your roof.