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The Cost of Neglect: Don’t Ignore Your Roof

Neglecting Your Roof Can Be Costly. Don’t Delay a San Antonio Roof Repair!

Storms get all the attention when it comes to roof damage. There’s good reason for that, of course, as nothing can suddenly and severely damage your roof like a major storm carrying massive hail, high winds, and torrential rains all at once. But when it comes to avoidable roof replacements here in San Antonio, the bigger enemy might just be putting off a roof repair.

Here at Dolan Roofing & Construction, we’re masters when it comes to roof health, expert repairs, and helping ensure your roof lasts as long as possible. Time and again, the roofs we find that are in the worst conditions aren’t necessarily those that are storm damaged. Instead, they’re often the roofs that simply haven’t been well maintained. Here’s why neglecting your roof is a costly mistake, especially here in San Antonio—and how a roof repair can save you in the long run.

Roof Damage Compounds Over Time

If you take nothing else away from this article, make sure it’s this: roof repairs are almost always best completed immediately, rather than months or years down the line. This is because damage to your roof will not get better on its own, and will in fact almost always get worse.

Even minor damage to your roof creates a vulnerability, and Mother Nature in all its forms has an incredible knack for exploiting such vulnerabilities. For example, a small puncture or hole creates an opportunity for water to penetrate the roof’s outer protective layer. If left unchecked, this moisture will accumulate and cause rotting in your roof decking and potential mold and mildew in your attic.

Fixing these types of problems can be very involved, and in some cases may require a full roof replacement to adequately address. 

Roof Maintenance and Repairs: A Smart Investment

Compared to the expense involved in replacing rotting roof decking, attic moisture issues, and extensive moisture damage throughout your roof, making a repair to address the original problem is very simple, straightforward, and comparatively cheap.

In order to identify such problems early on, it’s crucial to schedule regular roof inspections. A professional roofer will be able to spot warning signs and diagnose potential roofing issues long before they compound to the point where you need a roof replacement.

Keep Warranties and Insurance Coverage Intact!

But wait, you might be thinking. I have insurance, and my roof is covered by a warranty. Why pay for a roof repair if the roof replacement will be covered?

Well, as it turns out, it probably won’t. When roof damage or the need to replace your roof arises due to neglect, this voids many protections on your roof. Insurance companies won’t cover a full replacement caused by neglecting your roof—and on top of that, they might have covered your roof repair if the damage was due to a covered peril.

And while warranties on roof materials vary, most of these are designed to cover product defects or installation problems. In other words, if your roof failed because a needed roof repair was not completed, your warranty will likely be void.

Dolan Roofing: Experts in Roof Repair San Antonio

While it may feel like you’re saving money by putting off a roof repair, here in San Antonio we recommend taking proactive steps to ensure your roof is in excellent condition year in and year out. Leaving roof damage unaddressed creates an opportunity for much more significant roofing problems down the line, and this will be much more expensive to fix in the long run. What’s more, you risk voiding any financial help you might otherwise be entitled to, leaving you to pay more money out of pocket. 

Don’t neglect your roof! If you suspect you have storm damage, or if you’re overdue for your annual inspection, there’s still time to repair your roof and protect your home against the next round of storms. Contact Dolan Roofing for a thorough inspection and a complete, honest assessment of the health of your roof.

Join the growing list of happy Dolan Roofing Customers.

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