Has your roof repair company been visiting your home more than your close relatives lately? That can be a sign that it’s time to do something a little more drastic to the roof on your home. Just like your dishwasher and the lawnmower you own, your roof has a certain life expectancy after it’s installed too. It’s just that many people don’t look at it that way. That’s because a roof replacement is such a big project to take on. What you may be missing out on though is the many benefits that you get from replacing the roof on your home.
Here are some of the most important benefits you get when you do a total roof replacement on your home:
Saves You Money
We mentioned that you might be seeing your roof repair contractor on an all too often basis if you are starting to have major leaking or structural issues with your roof. By having your roof repaired on a frequent basis you may just be putting off the inevitable.
The problem is – all those trips to your home by your roofing contractor are certainly not free. As a matter of fact, they can add up to some pretty significant money if you are not careful. By re-roofing you are just making one significant investment in your roof that may actually save you money over getting several costly repairs done.
Looks Good/Personal Touch
The next time you drive into a neighborhood with many homes think about what you see first about each. You will probably find that it’s the roof of each home that catches your attention first as you get closer to it. A particular roof may appeal to or it may take away from the overall looks of the home it’s on. When you have a roof replacement done you can rest assured that it will definitely increase the curb appeal of your home.
Let’s not forget that you will have a lot of say in the roofing material and colors that you will put on top of your home. You don’t just have to stay with traditional shingles. Materials such as metal roof panels, designer shingles and decorative tiles will definitely improve the looks of your roof and overall appearance of your home. Plus you will have the satisfaction that your home now has a more personal touch that pleases you.
Adds Value/Sales Appeal
One of the best things about owning a home is that a majority of the money you put into it you can get back out when you go to sell it. This holds true when you do a roof replacement too. By putting a new roof on your home you will be adding to its overall value. This home value increase may be significant if you put on longer lasting roofing materials such as metal panels or synthetic slate when reroofing your home.
When people go home shopping, they (and the bank they are getting a loan from) always require one thing before any home sale is completed. That’s making sure a thorough home inspection is done and the results carefully considered. When you have a new roof put on your home that will eliminate any concerns you have about your roof failing an inspection if you put your home on the market. Also, when people are shopping for a new home they often look for homes they do not have to put any significant money into major repairs right away.
One of the most important characteristics that your home’s roof must have is being weathertight. Even the smallest leaks on your roof can cause extensive damage to both the structure and inside of your home. When you put a new roof on your home you are removing the old roof all the way down to the roof structure.
That means you will be able to check the roof structure to make sure there are no problems and everything else will be rebuilt from scratch on it. Once your new roof has been installed it will be as weathertight as any roof on a newly built home.
Energy Efficiency/Greener Footprint
Roofing materials have come a long way over the last few decades. They are no longer all basically made the same way. One area there has been a big improvement with roofing materials is there energy efficiency. People are demanding that their homes be built with more energy efficient materials and manufacturers in industries such as roofing have complied. More energy efficient roofing products are now being designed with better insulating properties and that will reflect the sun.
Not only are roofing materials becoming more energy efficient these days but they are also becoming more environmentally friendly. They are being built with materials that are not harmful to the environment when disposed and that are recyclable. So if you add these types of roofing materials on your home’s roof when redoing it you will be leaving a greener footprint on the environment too.
What’s one of the most overlooked advantages to having a new roof put on your home? It definitely has to be the peace of mind you get once the job is done. All of the other things we mentioned on the list above such as energy efficiency, adding value to your home and knowing your roof is 100% weathertight, will give you great peace of mind that you don’t have to worry about your roof again for many years
Choose Your Roofing Contractor Wisely
Finding the right roofing contractor is the key to having a reroofing job done that looks great, is completely weathertight and will last you well into the future. The importance of this cannot be emphasized enough. If you live in Beaverton, Oregon or other parts of the Portland Metro area and vicinity; you may want to strongly consider Evergreen Renovations & Roofing to handle your total roof replacement. They have a reputation for doing highly skilled roofing work along with having excellent customer service and fair pricing.