Are you thinking to install a new roof? Maybe you’ve glanced up at your roof recently and thought it’s beginning to look a bit antiquated. Or maybe you haven’t looked at all for years. However, a new roof is one of the best things you can do for the life of your home, and the life of your investment in it. Here are five reasons why:
1. The value
A new roof increases home resale value by a national average of nearly $12,000, and homeowners who have new roofing installed can expect to recover an average of 62.9% of the installation cost through increased home value – a number that puts new roofing ahead of building a bathroom addition in terms of return on investment.
2. A Roof Protects Your Home
A roof is the one layer between your home and the elements. Especially in states with harsh weather, if your roof is damaged by hail or wind, you could be exposing parts of your home to moisture, mold, and decomposition. And the worst part is that you won’t see it happening. It is for this reason that inspecting your roof every year – preferably before winter – should be part of your home maintenance routine.
3. A New Roof Improves Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Even if you aren’t thinking of selling your home down the road, a new roof can really give your home a dramatic appearance upgrade. With the many texture and color choices – not to mention the many cool roof options – you can now makes your roof look any way you want. Case in point, you can replicate the appearance of a rustic slate roof using asphalt shingles.
4. You Can Enjoy An Energy Upgrade
Smog-reducing shingles are available, and solar integrated roofing is also now not just the domain of Tesla. But do you know when the best time to install solar panels on your roof is? It is actually when you get a new roof. Why? Because the solar panels help protect your roof from the elements, and installing them at the same time prevents you from having to remove the panels to replace your roof down the road.
5. You keep your home up to code and avoid inspection issues
Building codes for roofs change all the time and most people have no idea if their home meets current codes or not – until they go to sell it. However, when you replace your roof, not only does it meet current codes, it is also a huge selling point, because guess what, a roof is the number one noted issue by building inspectors – and it is not one buyers typically care to deal with.
This article is brought to you by Blue Sky Solar and Roofing, a solar and roofing company based in Aurora, Colorado & Dallas, Texas. Blue Sky specializes in solar energy, sustainable roofing options and excellent customer service.