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Why You Should Not Delay Roof Replacement

As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to take care of your home and ensure that it continues to function properly. If your roof is nearing the end of its life span and showing signs of extensive deterioration, it’s time to purchase a new one. While a roof replacement is a sizable investment, it’s not something that should be put off indefinitely. 

Delay Roof Replacement

Delaying roof replacement can lead to a wide range of issues, such as major leaks and compromised home structure. State Roofing discusses them in greater detail here.

Water Leaks

Water leaks typically occur when signs such as granule loss and cracks or splits on asphalt shingles are apparent. One of the worst things about water leaks is that they’re not easily noticeable at first. Once you notice a water spot on the ceiling, you can expect that the insulation, wood and wiring have already been exposed to water. Moisture damage opens the door to many issues, including rot and mold growth.

Structural Damage

Water can find new ways to leak into your home and cause more damage than you initially thought. For example, moisture damage may begin to wear away at your roof’s structural components like the rafters and trusses. This can potentially lead to a roof collapse over time and even compromise the integrity of your home’s structure. A home at risk of a structural collapse would be dangerous for the occupants, especially in the event of strong winds or storms. 

Fire Hazard

In addition to water damage, you can also put your home at risk of a fire when you put off roof replacement. Many homeowners rely on electricity that comes in from the side of the house or is roof-channeled into the panel box. When water enters your home, it comes into contact with your home’s electrical wiring. This can pose a fire hazard for you and your family. 

Increased Utility Bills

Water intrusion occurs when your roof has small cracks or holes. These openings are not only harmful because of what gets in but also because of what gets out – specifically, the heated or cooled air from your HVAC system. As such, roof gaps can cause your HVAC system to cycle more frequently. This not only increases your monthly utility bills but also increases the chances of a sudden HVAC malfunction.

Do you need to replace your roof? Don’t put it off. Get in touch with State Roofing so you can plan this project effectively. Rest assured that our qualified roofing contractors can help you in choosing the best roofing system that will suit your needs. Call us today at (360) 794-7164, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free estimate.

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