PUTTING SOMETHING OFF IS RARELY THE RIGHT CHOICE
Think back to all the times in your life where you’ve had to get something done. A chore around the house, a repair in the kitchen, a shopping trip for dinner, an assignment for school, any task that you’ve ever had to accomplish.
Now, think of all the tasks you put off because you didn’t want to work on it right at that moment. All the times that you’ve thought “Oh, I’ll just do it in the morning.” Or “I can get to that later.” Now, how many times did those tasks get done on time and how many times did you forget or get to them late? How many times did the problem get worse as you waited?
Waiting Rarely Helps
In almost every case where you’ve put something off, you probably haven’t achieved better results than if you were to just get it done immediately. This concept applies to roof repairs as well: waiting to make repairs is almost never advantageous over getting them done when the problem arises.
Problems Tend to Grow with Time
As time goes on, the problems on your roof that you have been ignoring will grow. That small crack will turn into a major leak. That gap on the edge is letting out all your hot air in the winter and is costing you money. The fasteners that have backed out are letting water run in and you’ve got multiple leaks now. By ignoring the problems on your roof in an attempt to “save money”, you may find that you are costing yourself more time and money in the long run. However, by being attentive in your roof inspections and making repairs as they arise and are needed, you can greatly extend the life of your roof and therefore save money.
Don’t ignore the problems on your roof that you find each time you inspect it or happen to be on your roof. They will grow and only become more severe with time, and cost you more money and time to repair in the future.