Everyone gets a fresh start as we ring in the New Year, so why not extend that to your roof? Many homeowners overlook the condition of their roof or put off a replacement because it’s not as glamorous as marble tile or a new refrigerator. While it seems easier to part with money when you can see the results from the comfort of your own couch, a new roof is one of the best investments you’ll ever make as a homeowner. If you’re considering roof replacement, please familiarize yourself with the benefits and what to expect during the roof replacement process.
The Benefits of Replacing Your Roof
What are the benefits of roof replacement? An updated, sturdy roof protects your home and the people who live there. It’s a shield from the elements — wind, rain, snow, and extreme temperatures — but it also keeps moisture from creeping into your home and encouraging mold and other potentially dangerous substances.
Avoid Interior Water Damage
Aside from damage to the roof and roofing itself and the cost of long-term maintenance, you also have to think about avoiding water damage to your home’s interior. Interior water damage can mean warped drywall ceilings and walls, ruined hardwood flooring, destroyed electronics, soaked carpeting and couches, and more. Overall, you can easily spend hundreds to thousands of dollars repairing the interior of your home in the aftermath of a roof leak.
Greater Energy Efficiency
Today’s shingles are designed to do more than dry your house. Several shingle options on the market today are designed to repel heat. By repelling heat from the sun away from the house, the shingles on the roof prevent excess heat from entering the house. The less heat in the house, the less a home’s HVAC system has to work to keep it at a cool temperature. When the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard, it doesn’t use as much energy — and homeowners save money.
High Investment Return
One of the biggest benefits of a new roof is the return on investment that comes with this project. Potential buyers typically prefer homes that don’t need a lot of structural work, so a new roof allows you to sell your home at a higher price and makes your home more appealing to potential buyers. Most people are attracted to a home that isn’t going to require them to pump a lot of money into it immediately after they move in. A new roof can also demonstrate to potential buyers that you have maintained your home and protected it from things like water damage.
Improves Curb Appeal
A new roof goes a long way toward improving a home’s curb appeal. A house’s roof is one of its most visible features and makes up a significant percentage of a home’s exterior. An old roof with missing shingles and moss growing on it makes a house look old and poorly maintained. A new roof, on the other hand, is a great way to enhance the look of any home to make it look fresh and exciting.
Less Stress and Longer Durability
New roofing is going to last longer because it’s new but also because it may be a better-built material than what is currently on your roof. That means you won’t have to think about roof replacement again for a very long time. And it means you won’t have the constant stress of worrying about whether your roof is going to hold up against the next major storm that rolls into Charleston.
Why Replace Your Roof?
If your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan, don’t wait until it starts leaking or falling apart. Roofing USA Charleston is committed to providing high-quality roofing and remodeling services to homeowners in Charleston. When you hire us to do a job, we stick with you from planning all the way through clean up and completion. If you’re in the market for a new roof, our experienced project managers are ready to answer your questions and help you choose the best product for your home. Schedule an in-home consultation today.