Some homeowners will choose not to replace their roof unless it is absolutely necessary. They consider the hassle and the cost and simply decide not to get a roof replacement even if they are due for one. However, installing a new roof is a worthwhile home improvement project and investment that provide several benefits. Let’s look at some of the benefits that a new roof can bring.
Improved Energy Efficiency
An old roof with cracks and holes causes an air leak and can lead to significant energy loss. A new roof can help to regulate the temperature of your living space and enhance comfort. It can prevent your HVAC system from overworking, particularly during extreme weather conditions. Certain innovative shingles can also work to limit solar heat gain, reflecting sunlight rather than absorbing it. A new roof with shingles that carry an Energy Star rating could be what you need to cut energy costs.
Increased Curb Appeal and Value
Getting a new roof can do wonders to elevate the aesthetics of a property. The roof of a home covers roughly 40% of your exterior or your home’s curb appeal. An old, fading roof can decrease the beauty of a home, as well as its value. A replacement roof can breathe new life into your home and make it stunning and appealing. In addition, you can increase your property value.
Have the Option of Going Green
If you are an individual who is living green or is at least interested in playing a part in making your environment greener, replacing your old roof with a green option is something you can achieve. Today, several roofing systems are designed with the environment in mind and can prove better for your home than traditional roofs.
Safety should come first and having an old roof that poses a safety risk to you and your family is unwise. A deteriorating roof has a diminished capacity to protect the interior of your home from the heat, rain, hail and snow. Water damage, for example, can lead to the accumulation of moisture that can cause mold growth inside the walls of your home and damage its structure. A new roof eliminates the safety risks of a damaged roof.
Meredith Home Improvements is a leader in roof replacements, and you can trust that we provide exceptional worry-free installation and will make your home safe and aesthetically pleasing.