What’s the worst that could happen if a roof replacement is deliberately delayed? If damaged roofing components aren’t replaced immediately, the damage can affect other parts of your home, turning relatively simple roof repairs into more extensive—and expensive—overhauls.
Here’s an overview of the other roofing issues that may emerge if a damaged or aging roof isn’t replaced immediately:
Structural Roof Damage
If water that seeped in through damaged shingles managed to make its way to the wooden beams supporting your roof, it can cause structural damage.
If water makes contact with your home’s electrical wiring, it may short-circuit your home’s electrical system.
Moisture trapped in your roof’s underlayers creates a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold, which can affect other parts of your home. Mold is a cause for concern because it eats away at wood and organic materials. Not to mention its spores can cause allergy flare-ups. If you notice a musty smell in your attic or notice black spots on your ceiling, you should have one of your local roofing contractors inspect your roof.
Given all these issues, it simply doesn’t make practical—or financial—sense to deliberately delay a roof replacement. The longer the roof replacement is delayed, the higher the project costs.
How to Minimize Project Delays
Of course, weather-related delays are unavoidable. However, through early planning, you can keep your roofing project on track. While planning a roof replacement, here are some tips you should keep in mind:
- Clarify the scope of the project with your roofer – It’s important to discuss with your siding repair and roof replacement contractors important project details such as the timeline, construction permits, and contingency plans in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.
- Inform your contractor about the times when you’re usually available – This helps reduce delays between responses.
Ken Morton & Sons, a GAF® Master Elite® roofer, offers a wide range of professional roofing services. To get a free quote call us at (856) 582-8800 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Sewell as well as the surrounding NJ communities.