Roof repair is a crucial part of maintenance. Yet, as an Atlanta roofing company, we see roofs that have irreparable damage all the time. The tragic part is that this damage started off with small leaks and holes that the owners kept ignoring because they thought it was a “small problem”. Well, if you don’t take care of these small problems promptly, they can become giant ones and the next thing you know, you’re paying for major repairs or worse, a roof re-installation.
One of the best pieces of advice we can give you is to take those small holes and leaks seriously and to contact a professional Atlanta roofing company for roof repair immediately.
So what happens when you put off repairing your roof for too long?
Your Home is Compromised
Your roof is literally the first line of defense for your home against nature and the elements. Whether it is hail, snow, storms, or rain. It protects your house throughout the seasons. If you fail to perform roof repair quickly enough, you are hurting your entire house and your belongings. It’s as simple as repairing your metal roof with a ceramic coating or an elastomeric coating every 2-6 years. This will ensure that your roof is safe from corrosion, scuffing, rusting, and other damage.
You Are at Risk of Electrical Damage and Hazards
We all know that electricity and water are not the best of friends and water tends to travel down. As soon as there is a leak, the water will travel to the attic, and from there, depending on the holes and slants it finds, it will eventually reach your walls and the ground. At any point during this, if it comes in contact with your electrical system, your house and you are in serious danger. One or all of the following can happen:
- An electrical fire as a result of a short circuit
- An electrical shock hazard if electrocuted water comes in contact with a person
- Appliance damage due to a short circuit
Even if the water doesn’t get into the system, it can still damage your circuits and outlets, which can cost you a lot of money in repairs and replacements.
Insulation Efficiency Reduced Significantly
Dripping water is a sneaky monster that can get soaked up in your fiberglass or cellulose insulation and damage it to a point where it gets all clumped and useless. If you don’t have insulation that works properly, you have a home that can not stop the cold and heat from getting inside, and that means some uncomfortable nights and days.
Constant roof repairs will ensure you stop these leaks from damaging your insulation and your home.
Damages are Not Covered by Insurance
Insurance companies are very wary of procrastinating homeowners. They will not pay for damages due to the homeowner’s negligence. An adjuster will see the damage and be able to easily determine if the leak is new or old. This means that you will have to pay for extensive repairs or even re-installation all on your own.
A Compromised Home Structure
If you put off that roof repair for a long time, it could end up damaging the wood structure of the house. Wood can rot easily when it comes into contact with water. This means that your house’s structure will deteriorate over time if left unrepaired.
Even concrete can be damaged by water if you don’t call an Atlanta roofing company to repair your leaks promptly. Your house’s foundation can be damaged and this means major roof repair costs. A house damaged by water will also be pretty hard to sell in the long run.
Water can create a slimy layer over time on your attic floors. You can easily fall prey to this and fall over. Slip and fall injuries can be severe to the point of paralyzing you for life. It’s important that you have your roof leaks repaired immediately to avoid you and your loved ones getting hurt.
How Can an Atlanta Roofing Company Help?
A roofing company will do an analysis of your roof damage and the repairs that are needed to fix it immediately. At the Atlanta Roofing Company, we offer free consultations to our potential clients. We do a full requirement analysis to see the extent of the damage and we suggest the most long-lasting but also cost-effective repair solution for you.
Our roofing installation and repair team has been installing and repairing roofs in Atlanta for a while now, and we are licensed professionals that get the job done professionally and on time.
If you see any holes or leaks in your roof and want to get them repaired. Give us a call and we can offer you a free consultation.