What happens if you don’t replace your roof?

Can you remember the last time you repair or replace your roof? Is your roof showing any signs of the need for a replacement? Is your roof due for a replacement window but you keep postponing the project? Read this write-up further. Here are some of what will happen if you refuse to replace your roof on time.

1.Water DamageĀ 

One of the most common signs that you need a roof replacement is water damage. Due to wear and tear from exposure to the elements, the roof becomes degraded and defected over time, having holes or cracks that allow water seepage. If you fail to replace your roof, you have stands a high risk of water leaks and extensive damage to your property. The problem can escalate, resulting in structure instability, to say the least.

2.Structural Damage

After a long time that water has been leaking into the attic and walls, the walls may collapse as they become weak. Also, the walls will not be able to support the roof, which will cause the roof to sag or droop. Besides, your ceilings may also become sagging from the additional weight caused by water or snow. To prevent the structural integrity of your home from getting compromised, include a roof replacement in your home improvement project.

3.Health RisksĀ 

From water seepage into your home, mold, mildew, and fungi grow. These organisms are harmful to health as they can cause allergic reactions and health problems, such as respiratory problems and headaches. The best way to prevent health hazards posed by mold and fungi in the home is to replace the worn and leaky roof.

4.Increased Energy Bills

As the roof degrades further, the insulation in the attic will also get damaged with the ceilings. This will cause heating and cooling losses, and it will task the HVAC unit more to heat or cool the house. As a result, your HVAC will binge on energy causing high energy bills. This will happen in summer and winter, all year round. Instead of spending more on energy bills, experience more discomfort, and subject your house to further structural damage, carry out a roof replacement.


The above consequences are results of not replacing your roof when it actually needs a replacement. The cost of fixing the consequences will be sure when the chips are down. As a result, schedule a roof replacement immediately you see signs that you need to replace your roof. Remember to hire an experienced roofing company for the replacement project.