How many times a week do you stand outside of your home look up at your roof? For most of us, that answer is zero. When you roof is working perfect fine, you never seem to notice it. But this can be a problem. There are many dangers most homeowners never think about then it comes to an aging roof. If your roof is not properly maintained, it can lead to major damage to your home. Let’s take a look at the four dangers of an aging roof.
Loss of Protection
Damaged roofing materials can leave your roof unprotected. Damaged, torn, missing, or bald shingles can allow moisture to seep into the next layer of your roof, exposing your home to water damage. Since most homeowners do not frequent their attics, they may not realize they have a leak until it is too late. To minimize this loss of protection, make sure to check your roof after major storms or strong winds to help catch damaged before it happens.
Poor ventilation is also one of the dangers of an aging roof. As your roof ages, it could trap hot air and condensation between the layers of your roofing and underlayment. This condensation could lead to mold as well as further deterioration of your roof. Condensation could also damage the flashing on your roof and around your chimney if not taken care of quickly.
Winter Ice Buildup
Ice buildup is quite common during the winter months. Ice buildups, also called ice dams, allow frozen water to build up on top of your home, which can lead to leaks in your attic. These leaks and excess moisture can also lead to your roof rotting away.
Higher Utility Bills
While these are not necessarily a danger to your home or well-being, aging roofs can definitely be a drain on your wallet. Poor ventilation in your attic and condensation can mean your furnace and air conditioning systems are working harder in an effort to cool or warm up your home. To avoid these higher energy bills, make sure your roof is maintained and consider installing a new roof with Chandler Remodeling.
An aging roof cannot only make your home work harder to protect you, it can also cause untold damaged to your home. For more information on getting rid of your aging roof for a new one, call Chandler Remodeling today!
Every Homeowner Should Know the Dangers of an Aging Roof
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