Storms are unpredictable and can show up at any place at anytime. From strong winds, to fallen trees, to ice, hail, and extreme rain, anything can happen, and your home’s exterior pays the price. While many homeowners understand the need to upkeep and regularly replace roofing & siding, many others tend to put it off, unwilling to pay the smaller preventative cost that will save them from major damages occurring later. Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t procrastinate on making repairs to your home.
1. Prevent Water Damage
Water damage is infamous among contractors for its deceptively destructive properties. When your shingles loosen or crack from age and weathering, moisture can enter under the shingle and reach the vulnerable structure of your home. This can result in a number of damages, including mold growth which can destroy wood and dry wall as well as release airborne toxins that can cause respiratory issues for young children and adults with respiratory problems. Therefore, it is vital that you call a contractor to make repairs as soon as a leak forms, before the problem gets worse.
2. Conserve Energy
Exterior damage also reduces your home's efficiency. Your siding, roofing, and windows serve a protective barrier from the elements, essentially operating as a force field. When those elements are damaged, outdoor air is allowed to seep into your home while the climate-controlled air inside escapes. You'll quickly notice your energy bills skyrocketing because your HVAC system can't keep up with the ever-changing temperatures.
Exterior damage also damages the efficiency of your home. Siding, roofing, and windows serve as external protection from wind, rain, and debris. However they also serve the vital role of keeping your home sealed to retain heat. When these defenses are compromised, warm, heated air can slip outside, while the outdoor air seeps in. The result is increased heating costs to keep your home in control.
3. Avoid More Costly Issues
As you can see, most of these expensive damages stem from pretty basic and common issues with your home, which can be fixed with a simple replacement of the damaged portion.
However, prolonging such repairs will only increase the chance of widespread damage, and you will end up paying far more for structural repairs and damaged belongings.
As you can see, the benefits of being proactive and taking immediate action to face problems with your home far outweigh the cons, as it only makes matters worse to allow the issue to remain. If you want to verify that your home is in good shape and book an inspection, or if you spotted a problem that you would like to resolve immediately, contact us or fill out an online inquiry form.