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Why You Should Never Delay a Roof Replacement

Why You Should Never Delay a Roof Replacement

You should never delay a roof replacement. Left unattended, roofing issues will only worsen, eventually causing more costly damage to various parts of your home. What’s the worst that could happen if a roof replacement is delayed?


Structural Damage 

Roof leaks are the most common reason why a roof would need to be replaced or, at the very least, require roof repair. Over time, water that has accumulated in your roof and attic can make its way to the other parts of your home, potentially weakening the wooden beams that form the structure of your home.

Mold and Health Risks 

Moisture can weaken wooden structural components, but it also creates a damp environment that’s conducive to the formation of mold, which can spread easily to other parts of your home. It also eats away organic components, potentially causing long-term damage that will require a significant overhaul. There’s also the issue of the health risk posed by mold spores, which can cause allergy flare-ups and aggravate respiratory conditions.

Higher Repair or Replacement Costs and Lower Home Value 

All these issues can significantly increase the costs of what would normally be a relatively straightforward roof replacement. And if these issues aren’t resolved as soon as possible, they can even lower the value of your home. Remember: The longer you delay a roof replacement, the higher the risk the roofing damage will affect the other parts of your home.

What if you don’t have enough funds for a roof replacement? Fortunately, some roofing contractors offer flexible financing options. Consult your local roofer to learn more about your financing options.

ABM Services & Renovations, a company with over a decade of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services as well as flexible financing options from GreenSky® to address your needs. To get a free quote, call us at (770) 282-3700 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Atlanta and McDonough, GA, as well as the surrounding communities. Talk to us today!