So, you’re a building owner who just decided to get a leak fixed on your roof. You got your quote from your roofing contractor. It was all set, and the project was scheduled for the first week of April. The day finally came and boom! COVID-19 has caused the lockdown of the entire country. Should you wait until the pandemic has passed?
What if I were to tell you that this wouldn’t be the best economic decision to make? We have been in the roofing industry for over 2 decades, and we have seen what can happen if roof repair is delayed.
In this post, we will discuss some of the reasons why you shouldn’t push back on your roofing project.
Increased Damage Risk
When leaks and damages in the roof are not addressed in proper time, it will only worsen the situation. The moisture can quickly get into the insulation or the roof deck, causing saturation of the roof and serious damage to the interior. Moisture can also cause the sidings of the roof to rot, causing premature deterioration that will need replacement. Now the damage will cause you a lot more money than it did in the beginning.
Increased Energy Bills
Repairing roofs can be less expensive in the beginning and can even save you money in the long run, especially when you know it can have an impact on your energy consumption.
A crack or leak in the roof can change the inside environment drastically, and your heating and ventilation system will have to work harder to maintain temperature. This will make your home less energy-efficient, causing an extreme increase in your energy bills. A sound roofing system makes your home more environment-friendly and energy-efficient.
It Causes More Than Just Roof Damage
Delayed roof repair will not only worsen the damage but also pave the way for other problems. A crack in the roof that is causing leakage is an entrance for pests, insects, and rodents. Termites and rodents can easily chew the rest of the roof to get shelter in the house. Moreover, moisture being accumulated in the roof will cause an increase in the growth of mold. This can pose serious health problems to the health of the residents or workers. If your house or building already has poor airflow, the fungi can infest the whole building in no time.
So now you know the reasons why not to delay roof repairs. The next thing you should do is call your roofing contractor and ask them the dangers of pushing back the project. Your contractor will know best about the damages it can cause. You can also get a temporary repair if budget is a concern.
Stahl Roof Systems is an experienced roofing company offering complete roofing services throughout Alberta. Whether it’s repair, replacement, or installation, we’ve got you covered! Visit our website to learn more or contact us at 780-851-5783 for a free estimate.