5 Reasons To Replace That Old Roof ASAP
A new roof does much more than just solve an immediate problem or simply keep water off your head, a new roof has many benefits that improve not only your home but also your bank account and even state of mind!
How can a new roof improve your life?
1) Energy Savings
After many years of being exposed to the elements, old roofs are going to leak. While traceable leaks like water can be repaired most of the time, environmental leaks like letting the outside environment in and vice versa, are much harder to find, much less patch up successfully. This is why one of the immediate benefits of a new, quality roof is energy savings!
One of the other primary drivers of energy savings, especially if your home was built in the 20th Century, is correcting your ventilation. Ventilation has only recently become known as a major factor in energy savings and the answer to some mysterious roof problems. Though it’s estimated 90% of American homes built in the 20th and early 21st Century had been built with improper ventilation, this problem can be corrected when installing a new roof.
2) Reduced Insurance Costs
Insurance rates vary from home to home and even state to state. Your roof plays a large part of those costs. Older roofs, even those in good shape, are an increased risk for insurance companies and will be charged accordingly. With a new roof you not only get the benefits of having a new roof but your insurance premiums are likely to be lower!
3) Minimal Maintenance Costs
The costs of maintaining a new roof are much lower than the constant patching and repairing an older roof requires. With a new roof, keeping the gutters and roof itself clear of debris and having regular inspections is enough to keep it in shape for years barring outside forces or neglect.
4) Increase To Your Homes Value
Obviously the condition of your roof affects your homes value. When assessing a homes value, if a roof is nearing the end of it’s lifetime, you have to take into account not only the current value of the roof but the costs to replace it which can drive down the estimated value tens of thousands of dollars.
5) Peace Of Mind
Coming to the decision that you must replace your roof can be a stressing time, but once it’s done, having the peace of mind that not only the problem that prompted you to get the new roof is gone, but years of potential problems, not to mention unexpected costs an older roof brings, is something you no longer have to worry about. The peace of mind knowing that your home, family, and possessions are safe is possibly the most valuable benefit of getting a new roof.
New roof or not, these benefits can be thwarted by hiring the wrong roof contractor, be sure to “Do Your Homework!” and know who you are hiring. The last thing you need when undertaking such a major project is incompetence.
Atlanta Roofing Specialists has been providing the Metro Atlanta Area business community and homeowners professional roof contracting services since 1993. Call today at 770-419-2222 for an estimate and get the new roof you need today!