Roofs are made of materials that are meant to keep your home comfortable, dry, and above all, safe. However, these materials don’t last forever.
If your roof is over 20 years old, it is definitely time to look into a roof replacement, because the signs of a serious problem can show up at any moment. Here are some of the ways your aging roof can become a total nightmare for your family.
Bad Shingles Expose Your Roof
As your roof ages, its shingles may become damaged, torn, or missing, altogether! Not only does this create an eyesore on your rooftop, but it literally opens the floodgates to moisture.
As moisture seeps through the bald spots of your roof, it will continue to spread layer by layer until your home has an official leak. In the worst case, the wood holding up your roof could deteriorate and create a caved-in section of your roof. This is a dangerous and expensive problem that could easily be avoided with a well-timed investment in a roof replacement.
Poor Roof Ventilation Leads to Multiple Problems
An older roof can lead to poor roof ventilation that can cause several problems within your home’s structure. Poor ventilation can cause the condensation created by your HVAC system to get trapped within your roof and lead to moisture issues similar to the result of missing shingles.
However, poor ventilation can also lead to the peeling, blistering and fading of your paint on the inside and outside of your home.
Ceiling and Wall Mold and Mildew
Since older roofs have the potential of letting more moisture into the home, your ceiling and walls are very susceptible to mold and mildew that requires the work of a professional to remove.
Unfortunately, the longer you let this problem settle in your home, the more it spreads and the greater health risks it poses for you and your family. Mold isn’t something to be taken lightly, as it is one of the key factors in:
- Skin Irritation
- Respiratory Problems
- Throat Irritation
- Eye Irritation
High Utility Bills
One of the biggest horrors that an old roof can create is an energy bill that soars through every bald patch and crack. When all of the negative aspects of an older roof get together, it becomes extremely difficult for your HVAC system to function properly. However, it will continue to try keeping the house comfortable, and leave you with a hefty bill for all of its hard work.
Prevent a Winter Nightmare with a Roof Replacement From Concord Roofing & Construction
The professional roofers at Concord Roofing & Construction know how important your home’s roof is for your family’s safety. That’s why we’ve made roof replacements our main focus in Dallas and its surrounding communities.
Don’t literally leave your family in the cold this coming winter because of a faulty roof. Trust the experts!
Our experience brings an efficient and honest approach to roofing solutions that can’t be matched. We’re ready to help your roof become the best it can be. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and learn more about our roof replacement services.