When something goes wrong with your roof, it’s often at the worst possible time like most things in life. You may not have the money to repair it, your roofing company may recommend replacing it, and you’ll have to deal with your insurance company to take care of it. Many homeowners put off replacing their roof and keep patching it up by repairing it until they can’t repair it any longer. Here are three reasons to replace your roof instead of repairing it and why that’s the better option for your home.
3 Reasons to Replace Your Roof Instead of Repairing It
Over time, your roof begins to degrade. The wear and tear of everything from rain to the wind to hail and other weather elements begin to take its toll. This degrades the performance and protection your roof offers the rest of your home. If you choose to just repair issues as they come up, you may be setting yourself up for integrity failure, leaks, and ventilation issues you can’t see until they occur. By replacing your roof instead of just repairing it here and there will save you money long-term and give your family peace of mind as they sleep at night.
The roof is one of the first things people take in when they look at your home. Increasing the curb appeal of your home is always great for the neighborhood and your property’s value, which we’ll touch upon below. There are a variety of roofing options, colors, and types that allow you to make your home more beautiful and unique while protecting it from the elements weather throw’s its way.
Replacing your roof will increase the property value of your home, especially when a full tear-off of previous roofing materials is taken care of by your roofing company. A new roof is typically guaranteed by the manufacturer’s warranty from ten years to 25 years depending on the type of shingles involved. This warranty passes on with the home, so even if you sell, it’s part of what increases what you can ask of a prospective buyer.
If you’re not convinced you should replace your roof instead of repairing it, talk to a roofer when they come out and inspect your roof. They can give you a rundown on what the repairs are going to do, what the replacement is going to do, and why you should consider replacing your roof now instead of later based on your individual circumstances