How Long Can You Wait For Roof Repairs?

Are you ignoring potential roofing issues, hoping they’ll just go away? Well, don’t wait.

Your roof is the most expensive maintenance item on your home, and it's often the area that homeowners avoid. While a roof maintenance project may be unexpected, for many homeowners getting a new roof paid for by insurance is actually a blessing in disguise and will increase the value of your home.

PRQ Exteriors are experts in Colorado specializing in roof repairs, restoration and replacement due to hail storms and wind. Hail hits damage the outer layer of the shingle, called the granule layer; in addition to causing cosmetic damage to gutters, vents, and fences.

Very often, damage from hail is not going to cause a water leak or any noticeable symptoms on the inside of your home. Yet, six to ten hail hits within a ten by ten foot square can substantially affect the life and performance of your roof.

How Long Can I Wait to Call a Roofing Professional?

When it comes to roof damage, procrastination is not your friend. But how long can you really afford to wait before repairing a damaged roof? The answer depends on several factors, such as the extent of the damage, the age of the roof, upcoming weather or seasonality. Regardless, waiting too long to address roofing issues after you know there is an issue can lead to substantial cost increases down the road.

Several Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait To Address Hail Damage On Your Roof

Delaying making a roofing repair could be a costly mistake. We’ve seen minor issues escalate into major problems requiring more expensive repairs, and in some cases, a complete roof replacement becomes necessary. Here are several reasons why you shouldn’t wait for roofing repairs and why taking action urgently is crucial.

1) Waiting Could Result in Further Damage

As the granule layer breaks down, the shingle becomes more exposed, which causes it to dry out and become brittle, accelerating future wear and tear, and shortening the overall life of your roof.

So, at some point after sustaining hail damage the homeowner is going to need to replace your roof.

2) Hail Damage Voids Your Warranties

When hail damages a roof, this almost always voids any warranties from the manufacturer and contractor.

So at that point, the financial burden of replacing the roof is going to be completely on the homeowner.

3) Are You Considering Selling The Home

If you are considering selling the home in the next few years, the first place the buyer's home inspector is going to look will be the roof. And, hail damage sustained years before and left unaddressed will become very expensive.

In most of these situations the buyer is going to require the seller to either: replace the roof at their own expense, or reduce the sale price of the home by the equivalent amount.

4) Statue of Limitations

If you sustained damage from a hail storm in the past nine to twelve months, homeowners' insurance policies have a statute of limitation on filing claims for storm damage.

Most homeowners would agree that the cost of their deductible, while unexpected, is going to be far less than shouldering the full replacement cost of a new roof.

So don't wait.

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Take Action as Soon as You Notice Problems Arising

As you can see, waiting too long to address storm damage to your roof can have serious consequences. While it may be tempting to delay calling PRQ Exteriors or filing a claim with your insurance, addressing any damage as soon as possible is essential.

PRQ Exteriors offers free estimates and inspections to help homeowners understand the extent of the damage and to identify any necessary repairs. Trusting a professional to handle your roofing inspection ensures that all of the issues are identified and properly evaluated, and that any needed repairs are done correctly and in a timely manner.

PRQ Exteriors Offer Free Estimates and Inspections

If you fear that your roof might have been damaged during a storm or that years of wear and tear have slowly degraded your roof, its important to take that first step and contact a roofing company. It may be concerning to think about the potential cost of roofing repairs or replacements. But, you can’t let this fear keep you from getting a roof inspection to evaluate the damage. Don’t wait any longer, PRQ Exteriors offers free roofing estimates and inspections to assess your roof’s condition and provide you with a clear understanding of the necessary repairs.

This means you can have a professional come out to your home and assess your roof without any financial obligation. This gives you an idea of what kind of repairs or replacements your roof needs right now and allows you to consider the prices before committing to a repair.

Trust a Professional to Handle Your Roofing Projects

When it comes to your roof, don’t take chances with DIY repairs or unreliable contractors. Attempting to repair or replace your roof without the proper knowledge and equipment can be dangerous and costly.

PRQ Exteriors has the expertise and experience to ensure your roofing project is done right the first time. Don’t risk your safety or your wallet - trust our professionals to handle your roofing projects and ensure your home is protected for years to come.

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If you’re considering a roof repair or replacement and would like to learn more about what to expect, contact PRQ Exteriors today! Our team is available to answer any questions you have and provide you with a free estimate on your home's roof. We look forward to working with you!

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