As we ring in the New Year, why not give your roof the fresh start it deserves? Many homeowners overlook the condition of their roof or put off a replacement because it’s not as glamorous as marble tile or a new refrigerator. While it seems easier to part with money when you can see the results from the comfort of your own couch, a new roof is one of the best investments you’ll ever make as a homeowner.
If you’re considering roof replacement, please familiarize yourself with these value-increasing benefits and what to expect during the roof replacement process. The more you understand, the easier it will be for you to make decisions about the best roof for your home and the right company for the job.
Roof Replacement Benefits
What are the benefits of roof replacement? An updated, sturdy roof protects your home and the people who live there. It’s a shield from the elements — wind, rain, snow, and extreme temperatures — but it also keeps moisture from creeping into your home and encouraging mold and other potentially dangerous substances. (Click here to read more about roof replacement)
Cost Effective Maintenance
Even without the new warranty which should cover most of your future repairs, a new roof should need far fewer maintenance visits than an old one. Over time, your old roof developed weaknesses and soft areas that would slowly become more and more difficult to maintain. A new roof, on the other hand, will require much less concern or costly servicing.
Greater Energy Efficiency
Today’s shingles are designed to do more than just keep your house dry. Several shingle options on the market today are designed to repel heat. By repelling heat from the sun away from the house, the shingles on the roof prevent excess heat from entering into the house. The less heat in the house, the less a home’s HVAC system has to work to keep it at a cool, comfortable temperature. When the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard, it doesn’t use as much energy — and homeowners save money.
High Return on Investment
One of the biggest benefits of a new roof is the return on investment that comes with this project. Potential buyers typically prefer homes that don’t need a lot of structural work, so a new roof allows you to sell your home at a higher price and makes your home more appealing to potential buyers. Most people are attracted to a home that isn’t going to require them to pump a lot of money into it immediately after they move in. A new roof can also demonstrate to potential buyers that you have maintained your home and protected it from things like water damage.
Improved Curb Appeal
A new roof goes a long way toward improving a home’s curb appeal. A house’s roof is one of its most visible features and makes up a significant percentage of a home’s exterior. An old roof with missing shingles and moss growing on it makes a house look old and poorly maintained. A new roof, on the other hand, is a great way to enhance the look of any home to make it look fresh and exciting.
Safety for Roof Cleaning
Old roofs have all sorts of hidden hazards for people who need to get on your roof. Soft spots, uneven surfaces, and piles of damp leaves where a roof has sagged can all put you, your maintenance services, your roof cleaners or anyone else who needs to get on your roof may be in danger while spending time on the roof. A new roof, on the other hand, is even, firm, and much safer for careful movement.
Replace Your Roof Today
MHI Roofing is committed to providing high-quality roofing and remodeling services to homeowners in Cape Coral. Our project managers treat each project as though it was happening to their own homes. When you hire us to do a job, we stick with you from planning all the way through clean up and completion. If you’re in the market for a new roof, our experienced project managers are ready to answer your questions and help you choose the best product for your home. Don’t wait. Schedule an in-home consultation today.