Homeowner's Knowledgebase

Read on for our insights and news posts and if you have questions contact us.



August 1, 2019


Roof Replacement


The Cost of NOT Replacing Your Roof

When it comes to roofing, it is normal to ask what a roof replacement would cost. This is usually the question of interest however;homeowners faced with the decision to replace their roof should actually be considering the cost of not replacing their roof.

Although the answer to what a roof replacement may cost may baffle you, the answer to the cost of NOT getting a roof replacement is even worse. The truth is, not getting your roof replaced when you need to will result in many problems that will need to be fixed. The total of that cost can be just as much, or even more, than a roof replacement.

The first and most damaging thing that can happen to a neglected roof that needs replacing it begins to leak.Leaky roofs are a pain to deal with, especially if they could’ve been avoided by regular roof maintenance and/or a roof replacement when initially recommended. Leaky roofs can cause water damage in a home that can be significantly more expensive than a roof replacement. Also, leaky roofs can cause water damage to furniture or valuables that may be irreplaceable or priceless to some homes. Risking leak damage is not worth avoiding the cost of a roof replacement.

With water damage, you will be forced to replace drywall and painting in your home. Not only is this expensive, it is also an inconvenient and annoying process to deal in your home. Water damage can also affect electrical systems such as lighting, heating, the stove, fridge, and more.

If water damage due to neglecting a roof that needs repairs happens to you, not only will you have to deal with the costs of the water damage, you will still have to reroof your home. Don’t spend extra money due to hesitation. Roofing costs may be steeper than what most would like, but they are necessary for your home. Forgoing a roof replacement can then turn into an even more expensive project than originally expected.

If you need a roof replacement, call us at Turnbull Roofing. Hiring a quality team of roofers for your roof installation or repairs will ensure that your roof lasts as long as possible. Avoid future roof replacements by calling Turnbull Roofing, your local Oshawa Roofing Company, at 905-579-ROOF or 905-686-ROOF now!