Top Four Reasons to Prioritise Roof Repair
Here at Paul Milne Roofing, we understand that roof repairs can be an annoyance for most homeowners. Despite that, we’ve seen time and time again that roof repairs are the key to avoiding costly replacements down the road.
Maintaining your roof is a job that you can’t always DIY, and many who try risk injury or add further damage to their property. Even though this makes it more of a chore, it’s vital to keep in mind that your roof is protecting all your other investments from the weather. When you fix your roof, you’re also working to keep your home, belongings, and family safe.
In today’s blog, we want to explain why it’s such a priority, even though it may not seem like it, by covering four major points.
1. Property value
If you – like many other homeowners – plan to renovate your home for sale, you really want to invest in your roof and keep it working as intended. Roof condition is a pivotal selling point, and usually one of the core questions asked by potential buyers. If your roof has visible damage, you’re severely harming your chances of attracting interest. Keeping roof leaks from developing could even drive the value of your house up – an older, character roof that has been well-maintained over the years could be just what a buyer is looking for.
2. Roofing costs will only increase with time
Even if you don’t want to sell your house, leaving damage to grow worse will wind up costing you much more in the long run. The sooner you choose to get your roof repaired, the cheaper the job will be. Here at Paul Milne, we’ve seen potential easy fixes transform into complete restorations, which can cost thousands more. We know from experience that it’s better for you to call the professionals early, and avoid paying for a much more complicated job barely a few months later.
3. Drives down insurance costs
Another reason it can save money is insurance; your provider can almost always tell – based on the damage – if you’ve decided to wait before calling in a roofing contractor. If you contact them about covering a repair early, it’s possible they can cover all, or at least most, of it. If not, your insurance company may only cover the cost of what the job would have been worth, when the damage first appeared.
4. Avoid costly roof replacements
Roof replacement is one of the most expensive jobs possible for your home. Ideally, you shouldn’t have to deal with it at all, but realistically, most homeowners need a roof replacement at least once in their life. Well-maintained roofing lasts for decades, and is easier to repair and replace as a result. Roofing that has been neglected for a long period of time is exponentially more expensive to fix. Roof leaks that you leave long enough lead quickly to structural damage, potentially compromising entire sections of your house. To avoid needing to call multiple other contractors – builders, plumbers, etc. – call a roofing specialist today, to get that pesky leak dealt with fast.
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If you’re not sure whether or not your roof needs help, talk to the experts. Contact Paul Milne Roofing today to organise a roof inspection or consultation! In the meantime, download our free roof leak checklist here: