WHAT HAPPENS IF I PUT OFF ROOF REPAIR?

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Sometimes, roof repairs fall lower and lower on your to-do list when other life expenses get in the way. However, there are serious and costly consequences to delaying roof repairs. Putting off ROOF REPAIRS can endanger your home, health, and finances down the road.

HEALTH ISSUES

Roof damage can create health problems over time. Even the smallest of leaks can let water seep into your home where it can cause mold, mildew and/or bacteria to take hold.  As it spreads, the moisture will seep into your home, affecting places such as the attic and eventually making its way into the walls. Mildew and mold can grow inside the house and contaminate the air, which is dangerous to your health. You may have an allergic reaction to the air or you might fall ill with a respiratory sickness.

Water damage can affect your foundation in more ways than one. If your roof is leaking the wooden support beams that literally support your home will begin to rot and as they rot they become unstable and will eventually collapse. If a leak is left untreated it could cause very serious internal damages.

 

ROOF DAMAGE WILL WORSEN WITH TIME

Delaying roof repairs won’t solve the problem. Once your roof starts showing signs of water damage or the shingles are missing, torn, broken, or punctured, you should act as soon as possible. Leaving the problem alone will lead to the damage getting worse over time.

If your roof starts leaking, it will spread to other parts of the house and weaken the roof. If there are holes in the roof, it creates a way for insects, rats, and other animals to get into your home. This will also contaminate your living area.

COSTLY ROOF REPAIRS

If roof repairs are your lowest priority, chances are you’ll have to pay more for them in the future. On top of that, your roof may not be the only part of the house you need to fix. The walls may have damages and the structure of your home might need fixing. Your house might need repairs from the inside out to return it to its original state.

In the case of leaks, if the roof and ceilings fall in, it will be considered as a roof failure, and you will need to remove and replace the entire roof. If mold, mildew, and other toxins have taken over your home, you’ll have to call in a professional service to clean it. You will also have to call a pest control company to remove any insects and animals that entered your house. In total, you could need roof replacement, mold removing service, and a pest control contractor if the house is seriously damaged.

 

YOUR INSURANCE WON’T HELP

Home insurance usually covers damages from storms, strong winds, and other natural disasters that harm your roof. However, if your insurance company looks over your claim and discovers you neglected your roof, it won’t cover the expenses.

Other consequences will be a lower property value because of all the damages to the house, higher bills, and possibly needing to move out to fix your home if there are external and internal damages.

Roof repair isn’t a light topic, and you can save money if it’s taken care of as soon as possible. Talk to the experts at VEZINA INDUSTRIES to get an assessment of your roof and whether it needs replacement. We understand the importance of living in a safe, healthful home, so we offer FINANCING OPTIONS to make roof repair or replacement affordable even on a budget.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR BIG HOME REMODELING PROJECTS?

Some people live in regions where they can remodel their homes all year-round because of the weather. Remodeling can be done in other areas only during certain seasons because the weather is too hot or too cold. However, contractors do follow a system to book jobs and get clients. There are three seasons where contractors work: peak season, offseason, and low season.

PEAK SEASON

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Peak season is a contractor’s busiest time. Contractors are usually booked with projects and it would be difficult to schedule your remodeling project unless you call months ahead of time and reserve your spot. In addition, peak season is the most expensive time, because of how much contractors must accomplish during these months.

Peak period is usually around May through September, but it’ll vary in different areas. These months typically have the nicest weather, which makes it easier to finish projects quickly. If you need your project done quickly and have the budget for it, going with peak season could be the right choice for you.

OFF SEASON

Offseason is when contractors are less busy, and this is a great time to have work done on your home improvement projects. You can sometimes get a discount during these months because there is less work and materials are cheaper. The biggest downside to choosing the offseason for your EXTERIOR PROJECTS is the unpredictability of the weather. Your scheduled repair or install date might bounce around the calendar if there are winter storms or unpredictable weather.

LOW SEASON

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Low season is a contractor’s slowest time. This season usually occurs during months with extreme winter conditions. Because of the difficult weather conditions, projects may take longer to complete. For example, rainstorms may delay the completion of your home remodeling project.

However, the benefit of planning your project during these months is that you can receive an even deeper discount, and the price of materials is lowest because other contractors slow down their workload as well. If you are willing to take your time with a project and don’t mind delays due to bad weather, this might be the best way for you to have your home remodeled for the best price.

HOW TO DECIDE WHEN TO REMODEL

Deciding when to remodel depends on your preferences, how much money you’re willing to spend, and how long you want the project to last. If you’re an impatient person, hiring a contractor during low season won’t be the best idea because there is potential for many delays.

On the other hand, remodeling your home during peak season will ensure your work finishes quickly in good weather conditions, but it’s the most competitive time of year for this type of work.

You can pick remodeling projects that are out of season so there is less demand for them. For example, you can fix your fireplace or furnace during the summer months or REPLACE YOUR WINDOWS in the spring instead of summer.

Your location is one of the most important factors for deciding when you should remodel, because of weather conditions and prices. The rest is up to your personal preferences and budget. No matter what time of year it is, if you are experienced issues with the exterior of your home or business, we have you covered! Call VEZINA today!