Usually, roofing shingles can last anywhere from 20 to 50 years, depending on your attic ventilation, local climate and roof maintenance. When it comes to replacement, it’s important to take on the task on time, or else you’ll be facing a number of serious risks down the line.
Willi Roofing Services takes a closer look at what might happen if you put off roof replacement for too long.
When shingles start to deteriorate, your roof becomes more susceptible to the effects of weather elements like rain and hail. As a result, it may start to leak, and there’s a little chance that the issue will remain isolated to one area. Since water-related damage, such as rotted sheathing and mold in the attic, can be pretty expensive to fix, you’ll want to replace your compromised roof before things spiral out of control.
If you continue to neglect your roof, your home may experience severe structural damage, and your roof can actually collapse. When leaks come into contact with electrical wiring, a small fire can ignite, potentially destroying your belongings and putting the safety of your family at risk. If you see your roof dip in the middle, immediately call a roofer to address the situation.
Decreased Property Value
An old, worn-out roof will surely have a negative impact on the curb appeal of your home and, therefore, its resale value. Although roof replacement isn’t always necessary before listing your property, a house that’s in dire need of a new roof won’t likely sell for a fair price. In many instances, it may be better to replace your roof prior to a sale.
When it’s time to replace your roofing system, turn to Willi Roofing Services. Our skilled team will make sure you get the great results you expect in a timely and efficient manner. Call (512) 855-2014, or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in and around Round Rock, TX.