Everyone knows that home repairs do not fix themselves, and roof repair is no exception. There are a few key reasons why this job should not be neglected.
If your “honey-do” list keeps getting longer and you are having trouble keeping up with minor repairs around your home, then it is time to prioritize. Fixing the fence, changing a tire, trimming the bushes and painting the shed are all common entries on these lists. If you need a roof repair completed, it should move to the top of that priority list, as problems will only worsen when left alone. You may feel like you are totally in over your head and if so, you will need to call for help. If you had the work done professionally, you can call the company that installed it and have them come take a look. Otherwise you can call a few friends and find a reputable Castle Rock roofing company to lend a hand. Neglecting the roof repair will only result in more work (and perhaps more expense) later. Here are a few reasons why you should get to work now and not delay.
Problems will only worsen with time. Sometimes problems on the roof are minor, like a missing shingle or tile. Damaged gutters are also a generally easy fix. However, neglecting these minor issues is like leaving just one bad apple in the basket. The problem is going to spread as the wind blows and the rain falls. It is far better to buckle down and repair the one or two shingles than to deal with a full-blown leak in the middle of a January thaw or a rainy spring.
Costs increase as problems worsen. If you are frugally minded, it is in your own best interests to complete a roof repair as soon as the problem is noticed. If the problem worsens, you are going to spend more out of pocket to have the more extensive damage finished, when you could have spent very little in the beginning.
Neglecting a roof repair may negate all or a portion of a warranty. If you had the work done professionally, your warranty may stipulate how soon the company needs to be called when there is a problem. If you let the problem worsen, they may deny your claim and refuse to pay for the damages. Being proactive in these types of situations is the best way to protect the validity of your warranty and make sure that your investment lasts for years to come.
As you can see, putting off a roof repair only causes more trouble and financial investment the longer that you wait. By taking the initiative to get the work done (or do it yourself) you will save yourself the headache that certainly comes with postponing the project. Besides, the sooner you get it done, the sooner you can cross it off the “honey-do” list and move on to the next thing that your loving wife has decided you need to do.