When it comes to home maintenance and upkeep, the roof is often neglected. Even the savviest homeowner may lose track of their roof’s needs from time to time. Most roofs are designed to withstand whatever nature throws their way. So, if the roof is working as it’s meant to, homeowners won’t have to worry that much about constantly maintaining it. This doesn’t mean, however, that no maintenance is required. In fact, completely neglecting your roof can lead to disastrous consequences. The best way to avoid these issues is by seeking assistance from a roofing contractor. Lariat Builders Group is ready to help.
Neglected Roofs Can Lead to Leaks and Mold
Although it doesn’t rain too often in El Paso and Southern New Mexico, roofs can still face leaks. The sparsity of rain might actually lead to more negative consequences since the original leak may not be entirely noticeable when it first appears. As time goes on, however, the leak will expand and lead to more serious consequences such as structural damage and mold. The best way to avoid leaks is by making roof maintenance a priority.
Untreated leaks can lead to mold which is both dangerous and extremely difficult to get rid of once it sets in. Having a roofing contractor check for leaks periodically will allow homeowners to avoid these issues in the first place. If mold is present, a roofing contractor can remove it, and it is important to point out that the removal process can be costly, and in most cases is not covered by a Homeowners insurance policy. It’s best to make roofing maintenance a priority.
If Your Energy Bills Are Growing, It May Be Time for Roof Maintenance
Issues caused by a neglected roof can affect your home’s energy bills as well. Any leaks will result in drafts that allow air to exit your home. In the winter, warm air will exit through the leaks, leading to higher energy bills since the HVAC unit will have to work harder than it’s supposed to. The same scenario can take place during the warm summer months. These leaks will undoubtedly lead to higher electricity bills. Regular roof inspections from a roofing contractor can allow homeowners to avoid the negative ramifications of drafts and leaks.
It’s Time to Team Up with a Roofing Contractor
When it comes to maintaining a home, homeowners must always keep the roof in mind. Teaming up with an experienced roofing contractor can allow homeowners to avoid detrimental issues that will lead to expensive and burdensome repairs. Contact the Lariat Builders Group Team today to learn more about what we have to offer.