Benefits of Replacing a Roof
How often do you think about your roof and the benefits of replacing a roof? Probably only when something is wrong. Either you notice some missing shingles, or worse, you have a leak. Your roof provides the first layer of defense for your home and family, so doesn’t it deserve a little more attention? We think so.
Your roof is strong and meant to last, but it’s not invincible. Repeated exposure to the elements, including harsh winds and storms, can cause damage that accumulates over time. If your roof hasn’t been replaced recently, it might be a good idea to consider some of the benefits of replacing a roof.
Keeping your home watertight
As mentioned before, your roof is regularly exposed to the elements. You might not notice it right away, but heavy rain, snow, wind, and hail can eventually break down your roofing system and end up allowing water to find a way into your home. This causes your decking, the base of your roof, to become rotten. The water can even leak all the way through to your ceiling, causing water damage to the interior of your home. If this happens, and it’s not addressed quickly, you could end up with mold, which puts your family at risk. Replacing your roof before the damage gets to this point ensures the safety of your loved ones, and prevents further damage.
Saves you money
It might sound counterintuitive that spending money can save you money, but when it comes to your roof, this is especially true. If the water barrier is penetrated, you end up with sometimes substantial damage to both your roofing system and the interior of your home. This leads to costly repairs that may not be covered by your insurance. Especially if it’s not addressed right away, mold can begin to grow, and you will need to have it removed to keep your family from becoming sick. This can be a costly process that can be prevented by keeping your roof in good shape.
Upgrade your curb appeal
If you are planning on, or even thinking about, selling your home in the near future, a new roof should be at the top of your list. Think about the previously mentioned reasons why replacing your roof would benefit you, a potential homebuyer would be put at ease knowing their new home would be adequately protected. Also, think about the size of your roof. When a prospective homebuyer is walking up to your property, they’re going to notice it. If your roof has been recently replaced, that can be a huge selling point in terms of visual appeal which could help increase the selling price.
Your old roof could be costing you in terms of your energy bill. When you get a new roof, the entire system is replaced, not just the shingles. Your old ventilation system could be needing an upgrade, too. There could be cool air leaking, which causes your AC to run overtime. You might also think about upgrading your shingles to an Energy Star certified brand and style which could qualify you for a federal tax credit.
If you haven’t replaced the roof since purchasing your home, you might not have the necessary documents for transferring the manufacturer or workmanship (if there is one) warranty. If something does go wrong, you could be on your own. However, if you decide to be proactive and have your roof replaced by a reputable, licensed roofing contractor, they can properly install a roofing system that would provide an additional peace of mind with a warranty through the manufacturer. The length of time would depend on the brand and style of shingles installed, so be sure to ask about your options. You would also receive a workmanship warranty from your roofing contractor. If anything goes wrong, you know you have somewhere to turn for assistance.
Replacing A Roof in Woodstock
After considering these benefits of replacing a roof, don’t you think it’s time for a roof replacement? This is an upgrade that comes with a high return on investment, peace of mind, and security for your home and family. It might seem like a large project to take on yourself, but hiring a highly qualified contractor can make the process as smooth as possible.
If you are ready to replace your roof (or think it might be time to check on those leaks), we would love to come out and give you a free, no pressure estimate. Our hope is that you would see that we do business differently than all the “other guys” and are on a mission to protect your home and family for the long haul.