The real cost of neglecting your roof.

If you have a roof that’s in desperate need of repair, or one that’s past its sell-by date, it’s time to call in the professionals. Ignoring even the slightest damage to your roof can easily lead to damaging the structural integrity of your home or commercial property.

Here are a few of the things you could end up facing if you choose to neglect your roof:

Major Repairs:

It’s easy to ignore a missing roof tile or shingle, but you do this at your peril.  What starts out as a small problem is definitely going to lead to something far more significant, which will result in major costs when you do decide to tackle repairs.

Fixing the small problems and having a regular maintenance schedule in place is going to make a huge difference, especially if you want to avoid obvious signs that the roof needs to be replaced as a result of leaks that are ignored.

Water Damage:

If you live in an area like Cape Town then you know how heavy the rains are in winter, making it essential not to ignore even the smallest leak that gives water enough space to start wreaking its own damage.

An old roof, or one that’s already damaged is going to lead to a lot more trouble than it’s worth if you don’t look after it.

Once water has entered the roof, it pools in the areas its entered, and from there seeps into walls, causing the growth of mildew and mould, as well as leaving obvious water stains on the walls.

Besides being very difficult to remove, mould comes with inherent health hazards which can be responsible for all manner of respiratory diseases.

Excessive strain:

If you’ve neglected your roof for too long, it can become dangerous for the inhabitants.  A rainy season that leads to a large amount of water being collected through a leaking roof will cause the roof to collapse.

Roofs are only meant to handle a certain amount of weight, and when cracks are left untended, they allow too much water to enter and place excessive strain on the structure.

Repairing your roof before it gets into this condition is definitely the wisest option to choose.

Loss of property value:

No one is interested in buying a home when the roof is in serious need of repair or replacement.  The knock you’ll take when you’re offered far less than the value of your property needs to be taken into account for as long as you live under that roof.

Doing minor repairs will add up to a roof that looks good and is structurally sound, which is a great selling point.  After all, it’s not just the garden that gives your home curb appeal. A well-maintained roof adds its own appeal too.

Ross and Son Roof Repairs Cape Town understand the stormy, wet and windy winters your roof has to be strong enough to withstand, which is an important point to consider when choosing a roofing contractor in Cape Town.

This team will be on hand whenever you suspect that trouble is brewing on your roof, to make sure you don’t end up having to spend a fortune on roof repairs or replacing your roof.

Save yourself a lot of trouble by looking after your roof now, so that you’ll never have to spend more than is absolutely necessary to maintain the integrity of your roof well into the future.

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