For many homeowners, learning you must replace your roof can be a stressful revelation. As the largest part of your home, roofs are expensive to replace! It’s natural to be a little stressed about it, especially if you aren’t rich. Fortunately, a new roof is much more than a solution to a problem. Beyond the initial costs, a new roof has many, many benefits that can last decades after installation and that is something to be excited about!
1) Energy Savings
Regardless of the reason why the roof is being replaced, one of the immediate benefits of a quality roof installed by a professional roof contractor is energy savings.
Ventilation has only recently become known as a major factor in energy savings and roof problems with an estimated 90% of American homes having been built with improper ventilation. When it’s time to replace your roof, correcting this problem and ensuring things like insulation are up to par, an immediate savings in energy costs can be seen.
2) Lower Insurance Costs
Insurance rates vary from home to home and your roof plays a large part of it. Older roofs, if they are covered at all, are often only covered up to it’s current worth, which in most cases isn’t much at all and no where near enough to replace it. With a new roof you not only get the added benefit of having a properly insured home (insured for replacement costs rather than estimated worth) but your rates are quite likely to be lower due to the long life most new roofs have.
3) Lower Maintenance Costs
The costs of maintaining a new roof is much lower than the constant patching and repairs on an older roof. With a new roof, keeping the gutters and roof itself clear of debris is enough to keep it in shape for years. Barring damage from outside forces, once a year maintenance and inspections should keep your roof in tip top shape throughout it’s life!
4) Increase Your Homes Value
Obviously the condition of your roof affects your homes value. When assessing a homes value, if a roof is nearing the end of it’s lifetime, you have to take into account not only the current value of the roof but the costs to replace it which can drive down the estimated value tens of thousands of dollars.
5) Piece Of Mind
Coming to the decision that you must replace your roof can be a stressing time, but once it’s done, having the piece of mind that not only the problem that prompted you to get the new roof is gone, but years of potential problems is something you no longer have to worry about. The piece of mind knowing that your home, family, and possessions are safe is possibly the most valuable benefit of getting a new roof.
With benefits like these it’s tough to be sad when it’s time to replace your roof. Your wallet might take a hit in the short term but in the long run it’s all worth it!
New roof or not, these benefits can be thwarted by hiring the wrong roof contractor, be sure to “Do Your Homework!” and know who you are hiring. The last thing you need when undertaking such a major project is incompetence.
Atlanta Roofing Specialists has been providing the Metro Atlanta Area business community and homeowners professional roof contracting services since 1993. Call today at 770-419-2222 for a free estimate and get the new roof you need today!