Installing a new roof is surely a big decision for a homeowner to invest in. Yes a new roof can be a bit costly but when weighing the pros and cons you will see the advantages a new roof can provide. If you have a roof on the wrong side of 20 years it is probably time to start looking into replacing your roof. Here are a few benefits you will enjoy by replacing your roof.
Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Looking to save on your utilities each month? Installing a new roof can do just that. Your heating and cooling costs could be directly affected by a deteriorating roof. By installing a new roof, it can prevent these additional costs. A new roof can provide a sealant, thus keeping the wanted heat/cool air in your home. Just make sure that you hire the right professionals to install the roof, so you know that the job was done right the first time.
Increase Value of Home, Return on Investment (ROI)
A new roof can dramatically increase a home’s value. This can make the home much easier to sell. So if you’re thinking of selling your home down the road, it can help with a faster sale and the added value can make the installation pay for itself. Buyers are also willing to pay more for the assurance that roof replacement isn’t going to be a concern for many years to come.
Installing a new roof can obviously give your home a whole new look. It is estimated by realtors that as much as 40% of your home’s curb appeal is based on your roof’s condition. Roofs come in many different colors and it could be a perfect time to pick colors out for other parts of the home like the trim, shutters and doors. Installing a new roof with a color and style can be something your neighbors envy.
A roof that is falling apart can present many dangers. It can lead to leaks and mold that can severely damage your home’s structure. If your roof is in really bad shape it could even collapse and injure someone inside. An old roof is not something you want to wait to get updated. Putting off replacing an old roof could cost you more down the road than a new roof installation now.
New rooftops commonly offer a manufacturers warranty. These warranties can sometimes cover materials, labor and for the life of the roof. Most new asphalt shingles come with a warranty of about 25 years. This can give homeowners a peace of mind. Keep in mind though that manufactured warranties require your roof is installed by a certified roofing contractor.
At Carranza, we can up that warranty to 50 years including labor. We know replacing your roof is a decision that needs to be carefully considered. The pros far out weight the cons and is something that is very beneficial in the long run.