PROCRASTINATING DOESN’T OFTEN MAKE THINGS BETTER
Have you ever had something you had to get done that you just didn’t want to do? Think back to every time in your life when you’ve had to get something done. A chore around the house, a repair in the kitchen, a shopping trip for dinner, an assignment for school, any task that you’ve ever had to accomplish.
Now, think of all the times you put off one of those tasks because you didn’t want to work on it right at that moment. All the times that you’ve thought “Oh, I’ll just do it tomorrow.” Or “I can get to that later.” Now, how many times were those tasks completed on time and how many times were they completed late or forgotten about completely? How many times did the problem get worse as you waited?
Waiting Rarely Helps; Make Repairs Now
In almost every case where you’ve put something off, you probably haven’t achieved better results than if you were to just get it done immediately. Sure, you got the termporary satisfaction of avoiding your responsibility, but you usually don’t create a better report or fix your sink better because you wait, you just do it later, if at all. This concept applies to roof repairs as well: waiting to make repairs is almost never advantageous over getting them done when the problem arises.
Problems Tend to Grow with Time
As time goes on, the problems on your roof that you have been ignoring will grow. That small crack will turn into a major leak that you can no longer ignore. That gap on the edge is letting out all your hot air in the winter and is costing you money. The fasteners that have backed out are letting water run in and you’ve got multiple leaks now. By ignoring the problems on your roof in an attempt to “save money”, you may find that you are costing yourself more time and money in the long run.
Just like in life, you should avoid procrastinating whenever possible on your roof. Don’t ignore the problems on your roof that you find each time you inspect it or happen to be on your roof. They will grow and only become more severe with time, and cost you more money and time to repair in the future.