Roofing systems are complex and sensitive, which are two of the reasons why the Farha Roofing team puts an emphasis on regular inspections and efficient roof repair services when necessary. Unfortunately, even with this knowledge, sometimes clients forget to schedule their inspections or choose to delay important roof repair services to a later date.
However, what if we told you that these decisions could be costing you money? Would that help convince you to take action? It certainly would motivate our team!
Faulty roofing systems and undetected damage could be costing you serious money in unsuspecting ways. To help inspire you to take action on your missed inspection or delayed roof repair services, the Farha Roofing team is sharing the five major ways your roof might be costing you money. Keep reading below to learn more.
Five Sneaky Ways Your Roof Might Be Costing You Money
Your insulation needs replacing
If you notice your energy bills increase throughout the winter with no explanation, your insulation may be in need of roof repair services. Insulation can degrade and decay overtime and when that happens your home isn’t as protected from the colder weather outside. In order to fix the issue, you need to seek roof repair services via a professional contractor to replace the insulation in your attic. Doing so should lower your energy bills and keep your home much more comfortable throughout the winter.
You have poor ventilation in your attic
On the opposite end of the spectrum, poor ventilation is another way your roof might be costing you money. Without the proper ventilation in an attic, air and heat can become easily trapped. This trapped air and heat can cause temperatures in your home below to skyrocket, forcing your air conditioner to work overtime in the summer.
In addition, poorly ventilated attics can lead to a number of other issues that may require property owners to seek roof repair services including warped shingles, condensation build up leading to mold, mildew, wood rot, and more.
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You constantly need to make small repairs
We all had that friend in high school that drove a 20-year-old car constantly in need of small repairs to keep running. Repair by repair, they didn’t seem to cost very much, but if you took the time to tally them all together, they could have made a down payment on a new car.
Just like your friend’s car, your roof could face similar issues. If you are constantly in need of roof repair and maintenance services for small leaks or missing shingles, it could be a sign that there is an underlying issue. The next time you have roof repair services done on your property, ask your contractor to inspect the entire roof to determine whether replacing the entire roof or repairing a bigger portion of it is necessary.
Your roof is too dark for your climate
Colorado and Kansas are both prone to extremely hot, sunny summers. Not only can the heat and UV index increase your need for roof repair services, depending on the color of your roof, they can also make your home more expensive to cool in the summer.
Homes with light colored roofs absorb less heat in the summer months than homes with dark colored roofs. Therefore, homes with light colored roofs are able to cool more efficiently, lowering energy bills and saving your money. While your roof might not be the only thing to blame for sky high utilities in the summer, if you have a darker roof in a hot climate, it is certainly a factor worth considering.
Your insurance premiums are too high
There are so many factors that go into homeowner’s or property insurance premiums, that it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly is causing your premiums to soar. However, if your premiums feel unusually high for your neighborhood and there are no issues such as a poor credit score or recent insurance claims to blame, your roof may be a factor.
An old roof that is near the end of its cycle is often more expensive to insure than a new roof. Depending on your premiums compared to the cost of a new roof, you may want to do some research and see if replacing your roof now will save you more money in the long-run.
If you are ready to take action on outstanding roof repair services to save money overtime, the Farha Roofing team is here to help. Give our professional roofer contractor team a call today to schedule your free home inspection and we’ll come up with a plan to get your repairs underway, so you start saving money as quickly as possible!