As a homeowner, you want to take care of the biggest investment you’ll probably ever make. This could be something like improving the curb appeal, adding a deck in back for an extra entertainment area, or even using the most energy-efficient appliances throughout the house.
However, many don’t think about the first line of defense houses have against the elements until it’s too late: The roof. A leaky roof will lead to water damage in the attic, the ceiling, and the walls. If not addressed, mold and mildew will start growing and the home becomes a health hazard for you are your family.
Unfortunately, you may not notice the damage until it’s too late. In some cases, the damage is clear – shingles have blown off, the roof is covered in moss, or maybe a large branch from a tree has given you an unwanted opening. Before taking care of each issue individually, maybe it’s time to consider a roof replacement.
Advantages of a Roof Replacement
As a home improvement project, a new roof improves the curb appeal, will help sell your home down the road, and will give you long-term peace of mind that your investment is protected. You’ll also receive some added bonuses, such as saving money on energy costs or even adding a skylight.
The benefits of a new roof are enormous, both physically and aesthetically:
- Re-Start The Clock: With a new roof comes a new lifespan starting at day one. Depending on the age of your home, you might have 3-Tab Shingles that last 20-25 years. With newer roofing systems, that number can be pushed up to 40, 50, or even longer when properly installed. You notice lower energy bills, too.
- A New Foundation: In order to have a new roof installed, the old one needs to be torn off. This is a great time to inspect underlayment, decking, and other structural parts of the roof to make sure everything looks good. If repairs are needed, they’ll be easy to see.
- New Roof, New Home: A new roof design or style will give an immediate facelift to your home. With an incredible variety of roofing materials, profiles, and colors, a new roof will certainly refresh the home. Something as simple as a new paint job along with a new roof will give the home a completely new look – and maybe attract potential buyers.
Why Not Re-Roof?
This is certainly an option in many cases. A re-roof means the existing roof is covered with new roofing materials. This is most commonly seen with asphalt shingles, although other materials can be used over shingles, such as architectural shingles or even slate roofing.
It isn’t advisable to re-roof with other materials, however. Metal roofing has a very distinct profile, making it near impossible to cover appropriately. There are other issues with re-roofing as well. If there is unseen water damage under the current roofing, it will become even harder to detect under another layer of materials.
As experienced roofing contractors, Warner Roofing and Construction perform an in-depth inspection of every roof before we recommend the re-roofing option. In addition to new roof installation, we also perform skylight installations, repairs, and service calls for residential and commercial buildings.
Is it time to take advantage of installing a new roof? Contact Warner Roofing and Construction today.