No roof is going to last forever and when your shingle roof springs a leak, you have two options.
You can ignore the leak or you can get it fixed. While it’s tempting to ignore it and hope that it goes away on its own, the better recourse is to get it fixed. Another mistake you can make is waiting to repair the leak until there is a bigger problem. Bundling repairs rarely saves you money as one waiting on one repair makes it more expensive. Here are just a few of the things that can happen if you decide to go the other route and ignore the shingle roof leak.
A shingle roof leak isn’t going to heal itself like a papercut on your finger. Water damages things when it is left sitting and even a small leak can soak into your insulation, ceiling, deck, and other areas. The longer that water sits and hits those areas, the more damage they will do and the more expenses you will rack up in repairs.
Mold Chances Increase
A small leak might not seem like a big deal if you don’t care about water stains, but water does a lot more than just soak things. Wherever there is water, there are chances of mold growth. When you let water leak into your walls, insulation, and ceiling and sit around, it’s the perfect location for mold, which can lead to a large clean-up situation and an even larger bill. It can also be a safety risk for your family and pets.
Shorten Roofing Life
Replacing your roof isn’t something you want to do very often. In fact, you’ll put it off as long as you can because of the expense and the hassle. So if you can make it last longer, you should. One of the ways to expand its life instead of shortening it is to fix small leaks quickly. Leaks that are ignored, even if they are small, will weaken the roof and cause you to need a replacement much sooner than you would have otherwise.
If you have noticed a leak in your roof, even if it’s small and doesn’t seem like a big deal, it’s in your best interest to get it fixed sooner rather than later. Contact Adams Roofing in Elk Grove Village, IL for help with the repair. We can inspect the rest of your roof as well and make sure your entire home is protected for the long haul. We can help with roof replacements, but we also help you maintain the roof you already have to put that off for as long as you can.