Most homeowners opt to replace the roof only when it’s on its last legs. This is understandable. Installing a brand-new roof is a time-intensive and costly project, one that most homeowners would prefer not to do unless absolutely necessary.
But there are more reasons to replace your roof than just age and damage. Did you know that replacing the roof can be a great (and even profitable) idea if you’re planning to sell or renovate? Let’s look at the
top five reasons your roof needs to be replaced
and why the benefits are undoubtedly worth the time and cost.
It’s Nearing the End
Your roof was designed to be durable. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s going to last forever. Most roofs need replacing every 20 years. This is when the roofing materials start to show signs of considerable wear.
It’s Severely Damaged
top reason your roof needs to be replaced is
because it’s been severely damaged by storms. Mother Nature is normally kind, but she also has a bit of a mean streak. When Mother Nature is boiling red, your roof takes the brunt of her rage.
Thunderstorms, snowstorms, hailstorms, and other forms of inclement weather can all do a number on your roof. Minor cracks, dents, and dings are an easy fix for experienced roofing contractors, but large holes and cracks often necessitate replacement.
You’re Adding an Extension
Even if you want your extension to be open concept, having no roof is maybe a little too
open. Every extension needs a roof. You can always add a new roof to just your extension, but this can lead to a strange and mismatched appearance, especially if you’re unable to find a perfect match to the existing roofing material. For this reason, most homeowners adding an addition opt to replace the entire roof instead.
You Want To Boost Resale Value
Are you planning to sell your home? Replacing the roof is a great tactic for drawing in potential buyers and boosting resale value. A roof that’s riddled with cracks, dents, and covered with moss isn’t the most appealing thing to prospective home hunters. A run-down roof has three effects on house seekers. It gives them a negative first impression of the home and makes them wonder if the rest of it’s also poorly maintained. Additionally, it tells them that a roof replacement is in their imminent future should they purchase the home.
None of these things are positive. Replacement will cost you time and money up front, but it can save you a whole lot of time and money during the selling process.
Your Neighbors Are Getting New Roofs
Have your neighbors recently replaced their roof? You might want to replace yours, too. Not so you can match, but because homes built in the same area around the same time period often deal with the same problems at the same time.
Your neighbors might have replaced their roof due to severe damage from a recent storm, which could have also impacted your roof. Or maybe their roof was nearing the end of its lifespan. This means yours could be getting up there in age as well.
Do you need a reputable residential roofing company
to help repair or replace your roof? Viking Contractors has your back. Contact us today for a free inspection/quote today!