Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you from the elements and keeps you and your family warm and dry. Making sure you stay up to date on your roof's maintenance and repairs is paramount to properly taking care of your home.
If your roof is damaged or needs repairs, it can lead to a number of problems, including water damage, leaks, and even structural damage. But there are more reasons beyond the obvious why repairing and maintaining your roof should be at the top of your list when it comes to home improvement.
Most people don’t think about the roof when they’re considering their home’s curb appeal. But a damaged or poorly-maintained roof can really hurt your home’s appearance. In fact, your roof actually makes up 40 percent of your home's curb appeal! A well maintained roof not only looks better, but of course it better protects you and your home from the elements.
In addition, a bad roof can also affect your home’s property value. A well-maintained roof adds value to your home, while a damaged or poorly-maintained roof can actually reduce its value. So if you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future, or even if you just want to protect the investment you made when you bought it, be sure to have your roof inspected and repaired as needed.
A well-maintained roof can also help reduce your energy bills. Leaky roofs allow warm air to escape in the winter, and cool air to escape in the summer. This can lead to increased energy usage and higher energy bills. By repairing any damage and ensuring that your roof is properly sealed and insulated, you can help keep your home comfortable and your energy bills low.
Any damage you notice to your roof is going to get worse the longer it remains, and the worse the damage gets, the more it's going to cost to fix it. Repairing and maintaining your roof regularly will help prolong its life, which means you won't have to replace it as often - and that will save you money in the long run. So be sure to keep up with regular roof inspections and repairs to make sure your home is properly protected and your investment is well-preserved.
Mold can be a major problem in homes, especially in humid climates, causing health problems for residents and damaging property. But one often-overlooked way to help prevent mold is by making sure your roof is properly maintained and repaired. If your roof is leaking or is improperly ventilated, moisture is allowed access to your home, and can create a damp, moist environment perfect for mold to thrive in.
Most homeowner's insurance policies will cover the cost of repairing your roof if it's damaged. But this comes with a caveat, because your insurance adjuster will be able to tell if you put off having the roof repaired. If additional damage occurs because you neglected to repair your roof in a timely manner, your insurance may only cover the initial cost of the repair that was needed, leaving you to absorb the rest of the bill. Waiting too long to get your roof repaired will almost always end up costing you more in the long run.
Of course, every homeowner knows that at some point a total roof replacement is inevitable. Roofs are simply not designed to last forever, but they can and will last for many, many years if properly cared for. Part of this mean regular maintenance, and repairing your roof at the first sign of damage. By repairing your roof as soon as possible, you avoid the risk of causing major underlying damage, saving you money, and saving your roof from needing to be replaced prematurely.
Now that you know the importance of roof repairs, if you think you have damage to your roof - don't wait! Contact a licensed roofing contractor as soon as possible. At Colony Roofers, we offer free 30 minute inspections, and we have a team of dedicated professionals ready to answer all of your roofing questions. Call us today!
715 Peachtree St. NE Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30308