The average shingle roof can last for a couple of decades, so long-term homeowners will typically only need roof replacement once. It can be a daunting and intimidating task, but if your roof has deteriorated and is showing signs of wear and tear, it is important to have it evaluated, and if needed, replaced by professionals. Aside from preventing leaks, there are actually quite a few benefits associated with replacing your roof.
It’s a good investment
A shabby roof in a state of disrepair is a red flag to potential home buyers. However, a new roof can increase the property value of your home and make it much easier to sell. In fact, having a questionable roof may make it difficult for your home to pass inspection during the selling process. Therefore, the cost of replacing your roof will eventually be returned to you in resale value, while also ensuring a failing roof doesn’t keep your home on the market longer than necessary. That’s a good return on investment.
It increases curb appeal
A deteriorated roof with chipped, worn, or missing shingles is an unattractive eyesore- whether you have intentions on selling your home immediately or not. After all, you don’t want your house to be that home in your neighborhood. When replacing a roof, you can wipe the slate clean and give your home an updated look. Giving your home’s exterior a makeover will increase its curb appeal and make it stand out when and if you do eventually decide to put it on the market.
It’s cost and energy efficient
New roofing not only adds value to your home, but it can also save you money by decreasing your monthly utility bills. An old roof is likely leaking cool air, forcing your AC to work overtime to cool your home. Similarly, during cool weather, your home may not be as insulated against the dropping temperatures- forcing your heating to work harder than it should. A fortified, energy efficient, insulated roof can help stabilize the temperatures inside against the elements, while also protecting you from higher repair costs when the next storm rolls along.
It improves health and safety
You never want to be unprepared when a severe weather event is approaching. Hurricane-force winds can easily decimate a weak or damaged roof and cause the underlying structure to become unstable or collapse. Having a new roof will help avoid larger, more costly damages during the course of a severe weather event.
However, even if your roof withstands a destructive storm, a dilapidated roof can present a bevy of health hazards. Moisture in the cracks can cause mold and mildew to grow, which can cause serious health issues to your home’s occupants. Don’t get caught in a storm. Ensure your family’s safety by replacing your roof with one that can withstand the elements.
Central Florida roofer for you
Every roof in Central Florida has been affected by intense weather patterns in recent years. Even if you’re uncertain as to whether your roof needs a replacement, it’s a good idea to have your roof inspected. Even if there are no visible signs of damage from the ground, other warning signs may be present. If your Orlando home needs a roof replacement, Roof Commander is equipped to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible. Roof Commander is Roofing Made Simple.