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The Importance of Timely Roof Replacements

Is your roof 25 years or older? Have you noticed that several of your shingles are missing? Is the roof starting to sag in some spots? What about mold or mildew taking up residence overhead? These are just some of the many signs that your home could be due for a roof replacement. Here are a few reasons delaying that replacement could cost you so much more.

The insurance coverage

Your homeowner’s insurance usually covers all or a portion of your roof replacement costs. This can save you thousands of dollars for a pricey installation. However, if your roof begins to show severe signs of damage or it caves in, the insurance company could decline to pay. This could force you to pay for the inevitable replacement out of pocket.

The property damage

Damaged roofs tend to cause damage to the rest of the property. For example, the roof could start to leak, creating water damage in the rest of the home. Note that water can cause irreparable damage to the home’s structural integrity if left untreated for too long. In worst-case scenarios, you could lose your entire home if an inspector condemns it.

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The health concerns

Are there persons in your household who have respiratory illnesses? Leaks can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can exacerbate existing conditions. Damaged roofs also create an entrance into the home for pests. Ants and cockroaches are usually followed by mice and rats.

The seasonal changes

Southern Michigan is home to harsh winters. Heavy snowfall can make it virtually impossible for contractors to replace your roof. To make matters worse, that heavy snowfall could also increase the likelihood of the roof caving in. Consequently, it’s important not to procrastinate in the spring, summer, and fall.

Are you ready to invest in roof replacement, so you can protect your family and improve the value of your home? Contact 180 Contractors for a quote, today!

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