In many ways, the roof is the most important part of your house. When it’s working properly, your home is safe, warm, dry and comfortable. When your roof isn’t everything it should be, your family suffers real consequences. Here are three ways that fixing the roof can improve your family’s quality of life:
Have a Warmer Home for Much Less Money
Warm air rises. When your home’s roof is in poor condition and not properly insulated, this means that the heated air created by your furnace or boiler escapes out into the cool open sky rather than staying indoors with your family. If your family has been struggling to stay warm, and someone is always turning the thermostat up, you’ll appreciate how much easier and more affordable it is to keep everyone warm and comfortable once the roof has been repaired.
Protect Your Family & Possessions From Water Damage
When your roof allows even a small amount of water into your home, that water is going to damage something. Sometimes this damage goes unseen. For example, water can damage roof joists or objects in attic storage. However, over the course of time, or when leaks grow more severe, the water can actually penetrate into your living area. This can result in stained ceiling and walls, damage to carpeting and flooring, buckling and warped floors and more.
All of your family’s possessions, from expensive electronics, irreplaceable family heirlooms, children’s favorite toys, furniture, clothing, and more is vulnerable to water damage. When your roof is in good condition, your family does not have to experience any stress or anxiety about their things getting ruined.
Help Mitigate Mold & Mildew Concerns
If anyone in your family has allergies, you know how concerning mold and mildew can be. It’s not unusual for problems with the roof to contribute directly to household mold and mildew problems. This is because a faulty roof can let excessive amounts of moisture into the house. When you have too much moisture, you have mold and mildew problems. Having your Tewksbury roofing contractors repair or replace a failing roof cuts off the excessive moisture supply, which helps make it much easier to get any mold and mildew concerns under control.