The Consequences of Neglecting Your Old or Damaged Roof

Is your roof aging or in desperate need of repair? If so, you should have it fixed by a home remodeling professional as soon as possible. Failing to repair a roof can result in severe damage that will compromise the structural integrity of your home. Here are some of the consequences of neglecting an old or damaged roof:

Big Repair Costs
Homeowners sometimes think that minor roof damage like a loose shingle or missing tile is not a serious concern. However, nothing could be further from the truth. What appears to be a small problem today will ultimately develop into a much larger issue. Scheduling regular maintenance and fixing minor problems as they occur will cost much less than extensive repairs or total roof replacement, which often becomes necessary when damage and leaks are left unaddressed.

Severe Water Damage
Water can easily leak through old or damaged roofs, which is a problem that should not be taken lightly. After water passes through a roof, it can become trapped inside the attic or move down into a home’s walls, damaging insulation and causing mold to grow. Mold growth is particularly troublesome not only because it is difficult to remove, but also because it is hazardous to human health.

Poor Safety
A neglected roof is not safe to live under. For example, if enough water collects on an old or damaged roof, the structure can collapse, injuring the people who live inside. Because of this safety issue, roofs should be remodeled and repaired the moment any problems are identified.

Decreased Property Value
If your roof is defective and you are planning to sell your house in the future, think again. A home with serious roof problems is not very attractive to potential buyers. If you do find somebody to sell to, they will likely offer much less than you expect.

If you live on Chicago’s North Shore and need to have your roof fixed, contact Bak Brothers Remodeling, Inc. For over 18 years, our team of professionals has been repairing roofs, remodeling kitchens, and refinishing basements. To learn more about our comprehensive service offerings, call our office at (224) 205-4731 and schedule an appointment with us today.