1. A roof replacement increases the property value and helps you benefit
If you will be selling your home in the next few years, it behooves you to replace your roof now so you can command a higher price later. Homebuyers care about the age of the roof because they don’t want to be saddled with this big expense shortly after moving in. If it’s relatively new when they put in an offer, they can be assured of many more years of long-lasting protection.
2. Maintain insurance coverage with a new roof
The age of your roof plays a big role in your home insurance coverage. Most insurance companies give you little to no coverage on roofs older than 20 years. Call your insurance company to find out. Also, how well you have maintained your roof over the years plays a role. Many homeowners insurance policies won’t shell out money to repair a roof that has been neglected and has slowly deteriorated due to excess wear and tear.
3. You can benefit from a roof replacement through energy efficiency
With the continuous improvement of roofing technologies, energy efficiency can be greatly improved with the addition of a new roof. A new roof, such as a cool roof, can help you control the temperature within your home because it’s better at keeping in conditioned air.
4. A new roof can improve indoor air quality
Your roof has many important jobs, not the least of which is preventing moisture from getting inside your home. Leaks and other forms of water damage can get into your home if you have an aging or sub-par roof, which can lead to the growth of mold. Mold poses a threat to your health and can negatively impact the quality of the air you breathe.
A new roof will keep water out, reducing the chances of mold growth and improving indoor air quality.
5. One benefit of a roof replacement is safety
Aging roofs can be dangerous to walk on. While we hope you would call us with any roof-related work, sometimes homeowners do attempt DIY fixes such as replacing missing shingles or hanging holiday lights. Older roofs aren’t as strong as they once were. As moisture infiltrates the roofing material, the underlying wood can get weak with rot and mold.
Shingles can get slippery with mold and mildew, and lifting or missing shingles can pose a trip hazard. For the sake of yourself or anyone else faced with doing work on your roof, keeping it well maintained and replacing it when needed is a great way to combat those risks.
6. Quality upgraded materials in your new roof
As roofing technology evolves and materials are upgraded, roof replacements can ensure you add quality to your home. For instance, new roofs can withstand higher winds than older roofs. You get peace of mind knowing that the next big rain storm isn’t going to cause a leak in your living room or that the wind won’t blow your shingles off.
7. Warranty protection are also benefits of a roof replacement.
When you put on a new roof, you get a new warranty, many of which can cover common scenarios such as shingle defects. You get additional protection and peace of mind.
As you can see, there are many benefits of a roof replacement, especially when handled by a professional GAF Master Elite contractor like Golden Group Roofing.