3 Ways A New Roof Can Lead To A Healthier You

Your roof is your home's main line of defense against the weather and protects you and your family, along with your belongings. When your roof ages and is no longer viable, it not only puts your home at risk of damage but may also place your health at risk. Putting a new roof on your home will protect your home and may lead to a safer and healthier you. Here are a few ways how.

1. A New Roof Can Reduce Your Stress 

Living in a house with a damaged or antiquated roof can be pretty stressful. You never know when you will develop a new leak, lose more shingles, or find additional moisture in your home. 

Chronic or constant stress over an extended period can affect your body in numerous ways. Some of these include:

  • Increased respirations
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Stress can also worsen conditions like diabetes, asthma, and GI problems. Adding a new roof can help reduce some of the stress you experience, which in turn may positively impact your other conditions.

2. A New Roof Can Reduce Allergic Reactions To Mold And Mildew

Do you regularly suffer from watery eyes, running nose, wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, or headaches when you are home? You may be having an allergic reaction to mold or mildew in your home. Older, damaged roofs do not always repel the water they suppose to be keeping out of your home. When this water seeps in, the moisture in your insulation or walls can cause mold and mildew. 

You will need to have the existing mold and mildew cleaned out of your home. But hiring a roofer to put on a new roof will ensure that no other moisture gets in, eliminating these allergens in the future.

3. A New Roof Can Reduce Your Fears Of a Cave-in

A damaged roof can cause your home to have structural damage. You may begin seeing water spots through your ceilings or cracks going down your walls. But if your roof becomes severely damaged, moisture can damage the roofing trusses holding your roof in place over time. When the trusses become compromised, you run the risk of your roofing materials tumbling into the space below. 

Falling roofing materials can cause injury and even death. Don't put yourself at an increased risk of injury. 

To find out more, contact a company like Oneida Roof & Chimney.