Getting a new roof installed is a major investment, and people often ask, “Is it worth it? Do I need a new roof?” The fact is, when it’s time for a roof replacement, delaying the process only puts your home at greater risk of damage. And that can lead to costly repairs, lowering your home value in the process.
No homeowner wants that. The good news is, you don’t have to risk it. A roof replacement at the right time is well worth the effort and cost, and you’ll enjoy a host of benefits that you may not have realized are possible. Here’s why you should say yes to that new roof today.
Roof Replacement Provides Lasting Benefits
If your roof is nearing the end of its life, remember that the value you get from replacing those old shingles will be well worth the investment you’re making.
If you’re looking to sell up, a new roof can be gold dust in the property market. It incorporates all of the benefits we’ll discuss below, and essentially sells them to the next buyer of the house for a premium – they’ll receive the aesthetic benefits and save themselves precious money and time in return for an increase in the value of your home.
Eye-Catching Curb Appeal
Your roof is one of the most visible exterior features of your house. So if your shingles are old, worn, loose, curled, or missing, your property will look less than its best. Simply installing fresh roofing will dramatically improve its appearance.
And whether you realize it or not, today’s brands and designs make it easier than ever to achieve a customized look. Asphalt shingles come in many lovely colors, while metal roofing can add a striking appearance that makes your home stand out. A reputable roofing company will consider your architectural style, exterior colors, landscaping, and your personal preferences as they recommend various options to you.
Protects your home
The roof over your head. It’s a common phrase and it generally means safety, warmth, and comfort, but if you’ve got a leaking or structurally unstable roof, it could have a huge impact on your home overall. Water getting into your property, even in small amounts, could cause damage and give rise to mold and mildew issues, something which is both unpleasant to look at but also a health hazard. If you know your roof is old, it might be losing integrity in the structure too, which poses a risk to the rest of your building. In the long run, you may end up paying for both roof repairs but also internal repairs, too.
Increased Energy Efficiency
New roofing tends to be more energy-efficient than old roofing. Remember that most of the heat escapes from your home through the roof. And your roof is also important when it comes to insulation and ventilation of the whole house below it.
Pair up your new roof with better or more attic insulation, maybe a radiant barrier below the roof deck, new roof vents and fans, or even solar panels on the rooftop – and you can save a lot of money month on month going forward!
Liability and Home Insurance Benefits
There are certainly long-term benefits of roof replacement that might not immediately come to mind. One of these is the fact that new roofing is safer, less likely to cause an accident, and therefore less likely to create a liability issue.
Also, homeowners insurers may not be willing to insure your roofing after it passes a certain age, passes its manufacturer’s warranty limit, or is simply in bad condition. Conversely, you may be able to get better or cheaper coverage with new roofing, depending on your insurance company’s rules on such matters.
A new roof could save you a couple of hours heating per cold day, and completely reduce the need in the warmer months. Monthly bills demanding lower prices will help your general well-being too!
It also reduces the regularity of roofing checks and maintenance calls, and thus eliminates callout fees. We love coming out to visit, but for repeatedly pesky roofs, we’d recommend going for a shiny new one!
Opportunity for solar panels
Many homeowners are looking to do their bit for the environment.
Getting a new roof is an ideal time to consider solar panels. A stronger roof is recommended as a solid base, and newly built roofs are often the strongest and most capable of supporting the weight of these green devices.
Looking for a roofer to fix your roof or replace it with a new one? We’ve got you covered! You can rely on our team of experts to find the right solution for your home or business.
We are excited to announce that we are offering solar panel installation and roofing services throughout the entire state of California! With our experienced team of installers, you can rest assured that you get the best possible service. Give us a call today for more information, or just fill out the form on the home page and our experts will contact you to give you more information.