Our homes are built to last a lifetime; however, as we age, so do they. One feature of our homes that can age and needs maintenance and repair over its lifetime is our roof. An aging roof can become dangerous after a certain point. If it has sustained damage without repair, the materials have deteriorated past an effective state, or your roof has begun to grow mold. Your roof is in danger. The cost to maintain and repair your roof is much less compared to replacing the entire roof, repairing internal home damage, and dealing with insurance claims.
Do you have a roof that needs replaced or repaired? Houser Roofing offers metal roofing in Sealy and to the surrounding areas. Not sure if your roof needs work? Contact us for a FREE roof inspection. In the meantime, continue reading this post to learn about the dangers of an aging roof.
Why Your Aging Roof Is Dangerous
Danger #1 – Damage to shingles, missing shingles, or otherwise broken roofing material is a sign that your roof may be allowing water or other damage to occur to your home without you knowing it. Haven’t gotten a leak yet? It’s better to be proactive and get a FREE inspection before it’s too late. If you see any potential damage, missing materials, or otherwise odd looking roofing situations, call Houser Roofing today!
Danger #2 – Old or outdated roofs can pose a threat to the rest of your home. Deteriorated materials will eventually allow water and other elements to have access to the inside of your home. Mold, water damage, and wind damage can all cause you to pay more in home repairs than compared to the cost of an inspection and roof replacement.
Danger #3 – Poor roof ventilation is another danger you need to consider. Improper or bad roof ventilation can lead to condensation or moisture being trapped between the layers of your roof, which can lead to danger number two: mold, water damage, and more.
Danger #4 – Ice or snow buildup is a huge danger for an aging roof. The weight, in some cases, is too much, and it can cause the roof to collapse. When you consider the safety of your family, an old roof is not something to wait to replace. Contact Houser Roofing today for a FREE inspection.
Danger #5 – An aging roof gradually decreases energy-efficiency over time. This means that heat or cold begins to leak into your attic, which can then affect the overall climate control ability in your home. Unfortunately, this danger affects your utility bills more than anything.
Danger #6 – Interior home damage is typically tied back to an aging roof. An old roof allows water, moisture, critters and more into the walls of your home. Mold, mildew, rotting, ants, birds, and more gain access to your home when your roof’s integrity is deteriorated enough.
Danger #7 – An old roof forces your HVAC system to work harder to cool or heat your home. Poor roof ventilation, energy-efficiency, and inability to keep water and air out makes it so your new air conditioner or furnace has to work double-time to keep your home’s climate stable.
Why Choose Metal Roofing in Sealy
A metal roof is a great investment for your home. It offers plenty of benefits, and it’s much more affordable than traditional shingle or comp roofing. A metal roof will last as long as the home, is lightweight, durable, and tough; it also increases energy efficiency by reflecting the sun’s rays as opposed to absorbing them like traditional shingle/comp roofing. Finally, metal roofing materials are resistant to fire hazards, which gives you more peace of mind that your roof will deter any kind of sparks, flames, or lightning strikes from starting a house fire.
Your Metal Roofing Experts in Sealy
At Houser Roofing in Sealy, we have a philosophy that we operate by: Do it once. Do it right. When you choose us to repair, replace, or install a new metal roof, we get the job done right the first time. As your full-service roofing contractor, we serve Sealy and the surrounding areas. Want a FREE roof inspection? Contact Houser Roofing today!