A new roofing system that’s properly installed should last you several decades at least. However, even high-quality roofs need some maintenance over the years to ensure they continue performing their best.
Failure to stay on top of maintenance can lead to serious problems. Read on as LASK Roofing & Siding, Inc. discusses some of the dangers of neglecting your roof.
Leaks and Mold Growth
If you notice a leak in your roof, even a small one, it’s important to address the issue promptly. Left unattended, a leak will only worsen, eventually leading to serious water damage in your home along with the risk of mold growth, which can result in structural problems in your home, not to mention health issues for you and your family. Make sure to call your roofing contractor at the first signs of a leak.
Weakened Roof Structure
By ignoring leaks and mold in your roofing system, you are effectively compromising the integrity of the whole structure. The longer you wait to fix a leaking roof, the more expensive it will be to repair the damage. This can pose serious dangers too, as sagging and rot can cause some parts of your roof to collapse.
Higher Energy Costs
Holes and leaks in your roof cause the air inside your home to leak out. This means your heating or air conditioning unit will have to work harder, resulting in expensive utility bills. When you neglect your roof, you can expect to pay higher energy bills every month.
LASK Roofing & Siding, Inc. is one of the most trusted roofers in the area. We offer an array of services including residential roofing, commercial roofing, siding and more. Call us at (815) 964-2220 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Rockford, IL, and nearby areas.