This fall season is the best time to start doing home improvement projects to bolster your home before winter arrives. Of all the projects you should do, roofing is one thing you should prioritize. Safe Harbor Exteriors discusses why it should be a priority this fall.
What Your Roof Does
Your home’s roof is more than just a static component. It’s the main structure that protects your household from the elements, but it does more than that as well. Your roof also naturally insulates your home. Come winter, when your roof is still in disrepair, it won’t do a good job of keeping heat in, which means you’ll spend more to artificially heat your home.
The Dangers of a Shabby Roof
Letting a dilapidated roof accrue damage doesn’t just cost you money on heating; it also puts you at risk of elemental damage. Leaks will also be a common occurrence if you don’t address the issue. This is risky. As not only are leaks the main source of drafts, colder weather causes leaks to grow in size in a matter of days. This is why we recommend doing roof repair before winter starts.
You Prevent Structural Problems
Problems in the roof aren’t always restricted to the roof itself. In some cases, the damage extends all the way to the roof structure and attic, which causes more problems in the long run. Leaks can cause ventilation problems, which forces your roof to dry out and aggravate already existing structural damage.