Does My Roof Really Need to be Replaced?

It’s a question all home and business owners ask themselves at some point – “does my roof need to be replaced?” If you have to ask yourself that question, then most likely the answer is “yes!” A roof is an essential part of every building that protects the interior from heat, falling limbs, and anything else that might get thrown its way. However, the most common damage a structure receives due to a faulty roof is from water. A roof must be strong and in good shape to protect your structure from the elements. At NEFCON, we want to make sure you know just how important it is to replace or repair your roof when necessary and what can ultimately happen if you choose not to. Please continue reading to learn about some of the issues that typically arise when home or business owners don’t properly maintain their roof.

Roof Leaks
Have you ever experienced a leaky roof? If so, it’s likely because your roof needed repair or replacement! Rainfall has a way of finding its way through a damaged roof and into the interior of your home. Water doesn’t seem like it could do much harm, but don’t be fooled. Roof leaks can result in extensive damage to the ceiling, walls, floors, and beyond! Worst of all, unattended water damage can result in a severe health hazard called mold. If you suspect your roof is leaking or are noticing any water damage, please reach out to the NEFCON team as soon as possible to remedy the issue.

Electrical Issues
It’s no secret that water and electricity don’t mix well. Roof leaks can allow water to reach electrical wiring or components within your home and ruin an entire electrical system. Not only will you still need to repair your roof, but you will now also need to replace the electrical system that received the damage. The costs of water damage can add up quickly, so it’s best to address any issues immediately.

Fire
Unfortunately, structure fires are a lot more common than you think. Many fires are caused by an unlikely source – water! As we just discussed, water and electricity don’t mix. When a roof leaks and water reaches an electrical source, the potential for fire is significantly increased. At that point, the worn-out roof you’ve been neglecting to replace has just resulted in a potentially deadly fire.

At NEFCON, we can’t stress enough the importance of maintaining your roof. When left unaddressed, an old or damaged roof can cause serious problems. If you’re unsure if your roof needs replacing, give us a call at 904-288-9834 to speak with a member of our team about your concerns.