Many homeowners will not consider replacing their roof unless it is absolutely necessary. The cost can be prohibitive to many, and the process, like many other types of construction, can, at least to some extent, be disruptive. While the decision to install a new roof should not be taken lightly, there are a number of major benefits you should take into consideration.
One major factor to consider is the increased safety provided by a new roofing system. As a roof ages, it’s ability to protect your home from the elements decreases over time. Water may begin to seep inside your home, allowing mold and mildew to grow, especially in areas such as an attic space or interior of the walls. Because this type of water damage often goes unnoticed for a long period of time, you and your loved ones could be at risk of serious health conditions as the mold spores circulate around your home, causing sickness and in some cases mold can even be fatal. The water damage can additionally damage the structural integrity of your home, cause the drywall to buckle, paint to peel, insulation to become damaged, and your roof could possibly even collapse.
Thanks to constantly improving technology, today’s roofing materials are vastly different than those of only a few decades ago. Features such as enhanced heat reflection and better insulating factors mean your heating and cooling systems will not need to work as hard to keep your home in a comfortable temperature range, saving you money in reduced energy costs.
If you are considering putting your home on the market (and perhaps even if you are not) you should definitely take into account the benefits of a new roof to your hoe’s curb appeal. In addition to the aesthetic value, a new roof demonstrates that a homeowner has been diligent in caring for and maintaining the home. A sleek new roof can improve your home’s curb ppeal by as much as 40% – which can translate to an increased value and a quicker sale. A smart homeowner can also use this opportunity to add other appealing features, such as new windows or a skylight, which will brighten the home, making it more inviting and further decrease energy costs.
Return On Investment
Installation of a new roof can provide approximately 70% return on investment, making it an ideal home improvement project for a homeowner looking to sell or add lasting value to the home. Choose quality materials and experienced professional installers for a roof that will exceed expectations and outlive it’s warranty.