Most homeowners will put off getting a new roof as long as possible, oftentimes to the determent of their home and finances.
While there can be many things that drive that final decision to replace your roof, there are 4 common reasons that stand out.
Repairing Storm Damage
Storms can damage roofs in a variety of ways. Strong winds can blow shingles off, leaving large bare spots that need to be reroofed. Also indirect damage caused by debris from things like falling branches or even trees can damage not only the roof but the structure as well. When the damage is large or widespread, sometimes it makes more sense to replace the whole thing, and many homeowners do just that.
Replacing An Old or Worn Roof
Shingle roofs typically last only 15 – 25 years. With outside factors such as storms, ice, clogged gutters, mold or moss growth, affecting shingles directly on top of age, this can be reduced significantly. The signs of a worn roof can usually be seen from the ground, if you notice any of these signs on our “Do I Need A New Roof” page, it’s likely time for a new roof. Ignoring these signs can result in further damage to your home and even catastrophe should your roof fail.
If you thinking of a room addition, dormers, skylights or any other number of major home improvements, there’s a good chance you will need new roofing. Instead of mixing new and old roofing, many homeowners decided to replace it all when remodeling their homes to make sure the end product not only looks good but will last for years to come.
Increase Home Value
When it comes time to sell your home, every little thing that can increase it’s value helps. Even if the roof isn’t old and worn out, it can be extremely beneficial to home sellers to replace the roof before they sell the home. A new roof, especially combined with new exterior paint or siding, can make even an older home look practically brand new! Increasing not only it’s curb appeal but value as well. Not to mention the financial benefits to the prospective new homeowner who doesn’t have to worry about the roof for many years to come.
Whatever your reason are for considering a new roof, be sure you do your homework and hire the best local roof contractor you can find. A new roof can provide many years of carefree living but if it’s not installed correctly can quickly become a nightmare.