On average, residential roofing systems can last between two to four decades. You do need to keep in mind that the lifespan of your roof depends on various factors, such as installation, maintenance and the material’s manufacturer. When it’s time to replace your roof, you should not delay it.
Read on to find out what can happen when you put off a roof replacement.
Increased Energy Costs
Gaps, holes, and cracks on your roof will allow conditioned or heated air to escape from your home. When this happens, your HVAC system will find it harder to keep your spaces comfortable. The extra effort your equipment exerts can put a strain on it and increase your energy costs. It means that if you delay a roof replacement, you end up paying for higher utility bills and HVAC repair costs.
Leaks and Structural Damage
Locating roof leak sources is not as easy as it seems. Once you notice water stains on your ceilings and walls, likely, the damage has already spread. Depending on the severity of the issue, you may need to get a roof repair or replacement. You want to address leaks the soonest you can because they can affect other parts of your home and even compromise its structural integrity. It can lead to moisture-related issues, such as rot, mold, and poor indoor air quality.
Reduced Home Value
An aging roof can significantly reduce the value of your home and negatively affect its curb appeal. If you are considering selling your house soon, it is worth investing in a newer, more efficient roof. A deteriorating roof can make potential home buyers turn away from your home.
Start planning your project with Easton Roofing today and save yourself from these problems! We are one of the area’s most trusted residential roofing contractors. Give us a call at (913) 257-5426 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Kansas City and nearby communities.