Homeownership is an often fraught and stressful state in life. You can easily become overwhelmed with the amount of repairs and maintenance that’s needed throughout the year, and there’s so many things that if you miss them, could turn into even larger issues, leaving you facing catastrophic repairs and unexpected debt.
This means you’ll often find yourself unsure of what should be a priority. What things you should spend the most time on, and which homeowner chores you can let slide.
With winter approaching, we want to make the case that roof repair and maintenance is one set of chores that you should absolutely prioritize, because it can help you save money in the long run.
Colder temperatures inevitably mean higher heating costs for your home. Of course, one natural step you want to take as the temperatures drop is to ensure you have proper insulation in your home, keeping the hot air in and the cold air out. A second step though would be to ensure that your roof is in good condition. As advertised, our roofs are water proof. If you could turn your home upside down in water, the roof would not leak. This means that your roof isn’t an opportunity for air to leak through, driving up your heating costs. What’s more, keeping your roof in good repair makes sure that the insulation in your home will last, since it won’t be exposed to possible extreme environmental damage.
Preventing long term damage
That leads us to our second point. Spending time and money on roof repairs and maintenance now saves you money by preventing long term damage later. A leaky roof might seem like a small problem, put a bucket under it and move on, but it can quickly lead to bigger problems. Water leakage in your roof can cause damage to your insulation, walls, and the rest of the interior. Besides the initial damage the water causes directly, it also encourages mold growth, which can leave you looking at expensive work to be done months later.
So don’t sleep on your roof repairs. Call us today to schedule a roof inspection and see what you can do to keep your home warm and dry all winter long.