Unfortunately, no roof is going to last forever and when your shingle roof is leaking, it is time to think about two options.
Simply put: You can ignore the leak or you can get it fixed!
While it’s tempting to ignore it and hope that it goes away on its own, usually the recommended thing to do is get it fixed. Waiting can lead to bigger problems down the road and to hit that point home, here are just a few of the things that can happen if you decide to ignore a shingle roof leak.
More Money Down the Drain
A shingle roof leak isn’t going to repair itself over time. Water damages things when it is left sitting and even a small leak can soak into your insulation, ceiling, deck, and other areas. The longer that water sits and hits those areas, the more damage they will do and the more cash you will have to spend in repairs.
A small leak might not seem like a big deal if you don’t care about water stains, but water does a lot more than make things wet, it can lead to mold. When you let water leak into your walls, insulation, and ceiling and sit around, it’s the perfect location for mold, which can lead to a large clean-up situation and an even larger bill. It can also be a safety risk for your family and pets.
Shorten the Overall Life of Your Roof
Replacing your roof isn’t something you want to do very often. In fact, you’ll put it off as long as you can because of the expense and the hassle. So if you can make it last longer, you should. One of the ways to expand its life instead of shortening it is to fix small leaks right away... even the small ones so that the existing roof you have lasts.
So, to sum it up, if you have noticed a leak in your roof, even if it’s small and doesn’t seem like a big deal, I strongly recommend to get it looked at right away by a pro. My team and I at Class Eh! Roofing would be glad to help you out and we offer a free estimate service to get you going. Go to the link here to start the process and have a dry summer!
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!