When faced with an intimidating task, it’s human nature to procrastinate. There’s never a good time to get stuck into something complex and time-consuming. When faced with such tasks, we’ll keep pushing them back, day after day. Sometimes this gamble pays off, but in other cases, it doesn’t.
One situation where delaying the inevitable is a bad idea is when you’re dealing with your home’s roof. If you know you need to have it completely replaced, it’s in your best interest to get it done sooner rather than later. Waste any more time, and you could face the following five nightmare scenarios:
- An Impending Collapse
The most obvious consequence of ignoring a damaged roof is having it collapse. A damaged roof can compromise the structural integrity of your entire home. When it collapses, you’ll be dealing with more than having to replace it. You might need to rebuild certain areas of your home, such as your walls.
- Allergy And Illness Triggers
Long before your roof collapses, it will start to deteriorate. This will encourage mould, mildew and dust to develop. It can have serious health repercussions for anyone living under that roof. It’s not uncommon for it to trigger the development of a lifelong allergy or respiratory condition.
- Wrecked Appliances
A common cause of roof damage is leakage. When you ignore water damage, it’s impact could spread to your home’s wiring and electrical systems. If you have any expensive appliances plugged in, they could short circuit or give you an electric shock when in use.
- Reduced Market Value For Your Home
If you’re planning on selling your home, you want to put your best foot forward. How can you, with a roof that’s ready to buckle at any second? To get your money’s worth, you must be willing to spend money on repairs and maintenance. It’s also a show of good faith towards the prospective incoming homeowners. If you don’t do this, they’re unlikely to meet your asking price.
Why wait until your worst case scenario happens when you can get your roof replaced? With Archer Roofing, the process of securing a roof replacement on your Auckland property is as simple as picking up the phone. Call us today to get started.