FEWER LEAKS CALM YOUR MIND AND SAVE YOU MONEY
Nobody wants roof that leaks, for obvious reasons. They require time to make the repairs, the energy to climb up on your roof or call a contractor, and they can damage the interior of your building. Roof leaks are a headache, plain and simple. But did you know that eliminating roof leaks can not only save you time and energy, it can also save you money? Obviously calling a contractor costs money every time they come to your location, but there are other costs as well.
In addition to the time of having a contractor come out to your roof, there is also the cost of the materials used to repair your roof. The contractor has to bill you for the materials used, and if you don’t hire a contractor you have to purchase the materials yourself. If you have to replace panels, install patches, or apply caulk to the roof, each of those costs money and requires money you could have spent elsewhere.
Roof leaks don’t just present a danger to your roof, they can also damage materials on the inside of your building that need to be replaced. The worst item they can damage is your insulation. Sure, you may never see the damage, but wet insulation is no longer effective and can cost you more money in energy costs than the leak itself. Unsightly damage can occur to ceiling tiles and drywall as they become exposed to moisture from your roof leak. All in all, fewer leaks means less money spent replacing materials inside your building.
Long-Term Roof Damage
The biggest danger of roof leaks, and the biggest reason to strive for fewer leaks, is the long-term roof damage that results. When you install patches or temporary fixes on your roof, they don’t operate quite as well as the original roof. The cumulation of these patches can lead to problems as the roof is no longer functioning as intended.
Worse still, every time you fix a leak on your roof, you have to walk on it. This increase in foot traffic adds unnecessary wear and tear. Increased wear will shorten the life of your roof over time. Fewer leaks means fewer foot traffic, which generally means a longer roof life.
Roof leaks are a nuisance, but that doesn’t surprise anyone. What may surprise some people is the long-term damage from your roof constantly being exposed to roof leaks. Strive for fewer leaks in your roof, and you’ll almost certainly have a roof that lasts longer.