Next to your home, your vehicle is probably your next largest investment. But how well protected is that asset? Though it’s often not as noticeable as issues with a leaking roof inside a home, making sure that your garage roof is in good condition is just as important. Here’s a quick look at why it’s important to monitor the condition of your garage roof and replace the roofing materials in a timely manner.
Does Your Garage Roof Need A Repair? Don’t Wait!
With the average cost of a new vehicle today topping $36,000, it’s easy to see that you’ve got a lot of money tied up in your household’s transportation. Though it can be easy to ignore a leaking or damaged garage roof, doing so can lead to significant financial losses that you may not have considered thoroughly in the past.
The Dangers of a Leaking Roof
A garage roof that leaks will lead to rotten decking and framing members, requiring more significant repairs when you do decide to get the roof replaced. As moisture seeps through damaged portions of your garage roof, that moisture takes hold in your decking and rafters or trusses. Without exposure to the sun, this moisture can cause rot to set in, as well as mold, which can have its own health issues. Rot weakens the structure of your garage roof, which can cause serious problems during winter.
In a worst-case scenario, during a heavy snow, your garage roof’s weakened condition could lead to a catastrophic collapse, causing significant damage to your vehicle’s body, paint and glass as the weight of the snow breaks the members and causes the weight of not only the snow, but also the roof and the ceiling in your garage. You even could find yourself in a fight with your insurance company because of negligence in the maintenance of your garage roof.
Make the Investment and Replace Your Garage Roof!
By taking the time to make sure that your garage roof is replaced at a reasonable point in its lifespan, you can ensure that you’ll be able to keep the time and costs required down to a minimum. Using high-quality materials protects not only the structure of your garage, but all of the items stored within. If you need help determining whether it’s time to replace your garage roof, the experienced professionals at AVA Roofing & Siding are ready to help. Please feel free to contact us today to get started.