Has your roof withered over time and you’re starting to get concerned about water damage, ice damage, or heavy snow loads? If so, then it’s probably time for you to consider having your roof replaced. Most people delay replacing or re-shingling their roof because they’re concerned about the immediate costs. While cost is certainly a major factor and can vary depending on the size and pitch of your roof, if you’re roof is on it’s last leg, then you need to start focusing on the long term benefits of roof replacement.
The Long Term Benefits of Roof Replacement
There are number of long term benefits that come from replacing or re-shingling your roof. To help get you focused more on the benefits, rather than the costs, we’ve listed a few major roof replacement benefits below:
1. Curb appeal
Your roof accounts for a major portion of your home’s appearance. The difference between an old, dingy roof with faded areas and tattered shingles and a bright new roof is significant. In fact, the appearance of a new roof alone can lift the curb appeal and opinion of your home. A new roof can make your siding and gutters appear brighter and newer. It can also make your home appear more up-to-date with the current roofing trends due to popular color schemes, designs, and shingle styles available.
The truth is that if the roof on your home is falling apart or has withered over the years, neighbors and potential buyers can tell by just looking at it. Having a new roof will really make your home stand out in the neighborhood.
2. Value of your home
Every home owner will tell you that their home is their castle. It’s not just a place where their loved one’s sleep. Most homeowners take a lot of pride in the overall look and condition of their homes, especially when they view their home as a significant long term asset. If that’s the case for you, then a 30 year investment in your roof could be one of the best investments you’ve made to your home.
It’s no secret that getting a new roof adds value to your home. It can increase the selling price by increasing the perceived value of a 30 year roof. The new homeowners will love knowing that they don’t have to worry about potential leaks or high repair costs if your roof is less than 15 years old when you go to sell. In fact, the roof is often the first place that appraisers and home inspectors look when evaluating a home.
You will discover that having a new roof installed can raise your home’s value drastically if or when you choose to leave.
3. Energy efficiency
Apart from adding value to your house, a new roof can also help you to save money each month when it comes to energy bills. Having a new roof installed can make your home a more comfortable living environment during both the hot summers days and the frigid winter days we get in Elgin Illinois and the great Chicagoland area. The roof will help keep heat in the house in the winter and help keep the heat out of the house in the summer, stabilizing the temperature of your home and reducing wear and tear on your furnace.
If you’re considering a new roof for your home, be sure to consider the long term roof replacement benefits, not just the short term costs. If you’re not sure where to get started with your roof replacement project, we recommend you start by getting a few quotes. Send us a message or use the chat button in the corner to request a free quote from one of our trusted and reputable Elgin roofing contractors.