Why You Shouldn’t Delay Getting Your Roof

September 1st, 2022 | By Dale Chastain

Sticking a bucket or a pot underneath a leaking area of your roof isn’t a long-term solution. If you discover water dripping from your ceiling at night, you can place something underneath it to stop it from damaging your floor. Still, you need to call a professional certified roofing contractor the following day so they can promptly examine and fix the problem.

To protect your health, safety, and home value, you shouldn’t waste time getting your roof inspected or repaired, even if the leak seems minor. When it comes to roofing, a minor problem can point to a major one.

Ignoring a leak from your roof could put the entire roof structure of your house at risk if you experience a severe storm. Not only that, but a leaking area is a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which could be hazardous to your health. This would require hiring a mold remediation specialist and a roofing contractor to fix the damage. You may be worried about the expense of getting your roof repaired, but the more you delay, the more you will probably end up paying. If a minor leak turns into significant damage that requires repair, your insurance company may not cover the cost of repairs if they determine you failed to address the problem early on. Handling a leak early can also protect the value of your home if you are planning on selling.

If there isn’t a visible leak, there could still be a developing problem leading to roof damage. It’s advised that you have a licensed contractor inspect your roof at least once a year and have it inspected after any extreme weather conditions, such as a blizzard, hail storm, or thunderstorm with significant wind gusts.

No two roofs are alike, so it’s important to work with a licensed and insured professional, particularly one that has 25 years of experience in the business, like Chastain Roofing. Our team of experts is ready to assess any damage or structural vulnerabilities your roof may possess and present you with the best and most affordable solutions. Give us a call today so we can help you put your mind at ease.