A solid and watertight roof is essential for the all-round integrity of the home. If the roof appears to be damaged or has missing shingles, the first thought is to have the problem repaired as soon as possible. However, this does not always provide a solution for the long-term. In certain situations, it can be more practical to invest in a new roof. Let's take a look at four benefits of installing a new roof:
The new roof installation will mean the very last technology is used to ensure the shingles, gutters, flashing, vents, underlayment, etc. are able to complement each other to provide greater value and functionality to the home. Also, the old roof is likely to be less efficient at saving energy, which will be easily addressed once the new one is installed.
Pick a preferred style
A new roof can be installed with many different designs, styles and colors. For instance, it is possible to replace the old and tired shingles that have been on the roof for decades into something a lot more stylish, such as the cedar shakes. They not only look great, but also provide excellent insulation and withstand even the most extreme weather conditions.
Also, the ability to convert the roof to cedar shakes is certain to be appreciated by those that have the environment on their mind. A new roof is better for the planet because the most sustainable materials are used which can offer greater energy efficiency.
Improve the home value
The market value of the home is certain to see a significant gain after the installation of a new roof. If you aren't planning to put the home on the market, you will still get to personally benefit from a boost in the look and the worth of your home. However, if you are looking to sell your home in the near future, a new roof is certain to be a very attractive selling point. On average, the home value will increase by about 15 to 40 percent.
Many of the mass-produced homes in the past were built with less diligence and low quality materials. This can lead to a roof having a shorter life than expected. With a new roof installed by a professional who used the highest quality materials, there is no reason why it shouldn't last for many decades without any issues. The typical lifespan of a new roof can range from 15 to 50 years. The shortest lifespan is for a material like asphalt shingles and the longest for concrete tile.