If you’ve had your roof for over 20 years, it might be time to consider adding a new roof to your home. While this is a major project, it can payoff in the long term with several benefits.
One of the key benefits of installing a new roof is that it increases your home value. Even if you’re not thinking about selling your home, a new roof can help increase the equity in your home. Roofs are frequently a reason why real estate deals fall through with prospective buyers when a roof is not in great shape. Additionally, it’s a great investment. On average, homeowners typically get more than half of their initial investment back on the new roof, with the national average being around $12,000 in return value.
As a roof ages, it becomes less and less energy efficient by letting heat and cool air out through the insulation. However, adding a new roof can improve your homes HVAC bill. Within the last 15 years, shingles have also drastically changed. Now, there are shingles that can help cool your home by absorbing the sun and reflecting it. This is great for homeowners in hotter climates, and can help decrease the air conditioning bill in the summer months.
Replacing your roof can give you an opportunity to refresh your curb appeal. There are countless options for roofing materials that can change the overall look of your home, ranging from slate, metal, tile or your more original asphalt shingle. Depending on the look and feel of your siding, you can use your new roof to update your overall housing aesthetic.
Most roofs have a manufacture warranty of 25 years. But once your new roof is installed, you’ll have a renewed manufactures warranty that will last another 25 years. Make sure you’re hiring a qualified roofing contractor though, or else the warranty might not be valid.
Lastly, safety is a key benefit of installing a new roof. If your roof is over 20 years old, it’s important for your safety and the quality of the house to replace your roof. Older roofs will often let water leak through, or if a bad storm comes through the wind can rip the shingles off on older homes. Replace your roof to ensure maximum safety no matter wind or rain!
While installing a new roof might seem intimidating, there are several benefits to biting the bit and getting a new roof installed. Contact us for a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you in this process.