Most homeowners pay little attention to the state of their roof unless there is a leak or some major tears. Actually preventing damage before it occurs is easy, takes little time and much more cost efficient than fixing a major issue. Let's look at the reason why you have pay more attention to your roof.
A huge upside to carefully pay attention to your roof is a trickle down effect. Let's say you have a small defect in a part of your roof and a strong windstorm hit your area. Not only a breach is potentially bigger and harder to fix, you might have lots of water coming down over a longer period of time and mold started to form on the inside structure, your health could be affected and the cost to repair growing larger as time goes by with an undetected roofing problem.
When it's time to sell your house, a little attention goes a long way. Potential buyers are likely savvy and don't want to overpay. An old unmaintained roof is likely to be changed and it will affect your property value. Although old, if it's well maintained and looking good, buyers are less likely to be repelled by its state. And neighbors always appreciate another neighbor that takes good care of its property. It gives you instant credibility doesn't it?
Well maintained roof are cost efficient. Good ventilation and insulation will keep the temperature adequate throughout the year saving you a few dollars. It also maintain moisture at the right level avoiding air saturation causing molding and weakening of the structure over long period of time. Lack of proper insulation will lead to wider variance of temperature and causing your heating and cooling system to work more.
It takes little effort to verify the state of your roof. If yo can't do it yourself, call a professional. Have an eye on it after major windstorms, clean it after the fall if your home is surrounded by tress, maintain your gutters and downspouts as well as redoing the paint will never hurt when it comes time to sell your home. Be proactive will pay off.
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