As a roofing company, we know full well that roof replacements are a dreaded reality of homeownership for most. If a homeowner's roof starts to leak, their first hope is that it can be fixed with a simple repair.
This is completely understandable since a roof replacement is a longer and more expensive job. Most homeowners don't want to put their budgets towards a new roof or spend a few days with roofers at their house.
These are valid concerns, but we think roof replacements get a bad rep with homeowners. There are many benefits to getting a new roof - from raising the value of your home and increasing your curb appeal, to improving your home's overall efficiency, with translates into cheaper energy bills.
So, before you get your heart set on a repair versus replacement, let's review some of the many benefits you can gain from a roof replacement.
Add Value to Your Home
Who doesn't want to add value to their home? This might not be as big of a boon to you if you're not planning on selling your home any time soon. But even if you think you might move in the next 5-10 years, replacing your roof could make it more attractive to a larger pool of buyers. Old problematic roofs are a fairly big red flag to buyers or at least a hurdle some don't want to deal with, so removing that point of contention from your home could make it sell even quicker. A new roof will also raise the overall value of your home - so you could experience more interest and a higher price tag, all from a new roof.
Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal
An old roof can sometimes show its age. Whether it's cracked shingles or a few shattered tiles, it can be fairly obvious to the naked eye when a roof has reached the end of its useful life. Replacing your roof when it's time, instead of limping by on repairs, can greatly increase your home's curb appeal - which also adds value to your home. After all, a roof is generally one-quarter to one-half of the visible area of a home. Much like a fresh coat of paint, a fresh roof will significantly improve your home’s aesthetic appeal.
Be sure to hire a professional and experienced roofing contractor to get the most curb appeal out of your new roof. They will know how to install your new roof technically, of course, but they will also know how to maximize its aesthetics to give your home the most curb appeal.
Improve Your Home's Efficiency
This can be an especially big benefit here in the Valley of the Sun. Our intense summer sun can wear down roofing materials faster than their expected lifetime might predict. Your roof is also the first line of defense your home has against Mother Nature. It keeps the heat out, and cool air inside. An old roof in need of replacement will likely let in more heat - and in our monsoon season, potentially water - than a brand new roof. With summer and the monsoon season right around the corner, this could be a good time to replace your roof if it's at the end of its life.
Peace of Mind
With a full roof replacement, you'll gain greater peace of mind knowing your roof is durable enough to handle whatever the weather throws at it. Monsoon season here in Phoenix officially starts in June. Wouldn't it be nice to not worry about your roof leaking this year? Your roof literally protects most - if not all - of your most treasured assets. When the next storm rolls across the Valley, you'll be able to sit back and enjoy the rain rather than worry about your roof.
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