A new roof is a huge, and expensive investment in your home or building, so it is understandable that you would want to wait until it is absolutely necessary.
What you may not realize, however, is that putting off a new roofing installation could be costing money, not saving it.
Once an installation reaches its life expectancy the possibility of problems increases considerably.
Professional roofers suggest looking at some of the less obvious benefits of getting a new roof before yours becomes a fixer-upper!
1. Increased Energy Efficiency
One of the biggest benefits that replacing a 20+ year-old roof with a new installation usually brings is a reduction in utility bills.
The reason for this is due to how older materials tend to lose their ability to prevent UV sun rays from penetrating through them, making it harder to keep the home or building cooler.
2. Healthy Air Quality
Roof age and quality directly affect indoor air quality, as older installations may permit moisture collection and mold growth inside the attic.
Small moisture leaks and less UV resistance can contribute to having a moist attic, the source of mold that can circulate throughout the home or building.
New materials eliminate these concerns. Additionally, reputable roofers doing new installations will check ventilation levels for this very reason.
Plus, improved ventilation not only keeps the attic space dry, it also improves heating and cooling efficiency even more.
3. Newer Roofing Technology
Considering most roofs nearing their replacement age are at least, if not more than two decades old, there have been many new, more advanced roofing products introduced onto the market.
With newer technology available in wind resistance, hail resistance, UV protection, environmental-friendliness, and fashionable styles, replacing old roofs with new products can be beneficial in all of these ways.
4. Increased Value
Regardless of whether installing it on a home, a building, or even a commercial building, a new roof instantly increases the value of that property as a whole.
This is great when selling, as it helps sellers get the highest price, or simply maintain the highest value of the real estate in general.
5. Better Curb Appeal
Another benefit that comes with new roofing that increases the value of the property and provides all of the previously-mentioned advantages is it just looks nicer.
A new roof looks like an instant makeover for any home or building, immediately improving its appearance and style.
A clean, maintained look with a new, functional roof also adds to property value.
6. Insurance and Warranty Benefits
With a new roofing installation, you also get brand new roofers and materials warranties, and more insurance coverage.
Since insurance policies typically cover less and less damage as a roof installation reaches its life expectancy, when damage is more likely to happen, you could end up with a big repair bill when something does happen.
A new installation is more fully protected by insurance companies, roofing services, and materials manufacturers.
Is It Time For Your New Roof?
Your roof may still have a few years of service left in it, but with all these other benefits, replacing it sooner, rather than later is an economical choice.
New roofing looks better, performs better, and provides many other benefits.
Plan your new installation with a professional roofer and access all these advantages today!