Is it better to have your roof replaced or repaired? Most people would respond “Repaired, of course” to this question. Their reasoning would generally be sound. It’s generally better to make minor repairs than complete replacements. However, roofs are a unique story. Roofs are more than just an architectural feature of your home. They also serve as a protective and structural element that must be maintained by skilled technicians. It’s usually better to repair than to replace. However, if your roof has been vacant for over a year or suffered severe storm damage, or if the roof shows signs of long-term problems, it might be time to get a new roof.
Are you still unsure? We’ll help you make an informed decision. Here are the top ten benefits to a new roof. It’s sometimes the best option, and there are many perks to assist you in making this decision.
1) Newer Technology
Since the 1960s, roofing technology has advanced significantly. Even though you may want the exact same type of roof, there have been significant improvements in the manufacturing and installation techniques. A new roof can provide all the benefits of a modern residential roof: economic, environmental, and protection.
2) Energy Efficiency
Modern asphalt composite shingles look cooler than they actually are. Manufacturers have been able to make shingles that reflect the sun’s rays instead of absorbing them with recent innovations. Every power bill will bring back some of the investment you made in a new roof.
3) Curb Appeal
It is difficult to see how a roof affects the exterior appearance of a home. You may notice subtle signs of wear in your roof, such as sagging, faded or dirty. However, it will make your house look older. A beautiful, well-shaped, and properly colored roof can add great curb appeal to any property, whether it’s for sale or not.
4) Manufacturer Warranty
What time has passed since your roof was covered by warranty? Many homeowners don’t know this because the warranty expired long before they purchased the property. For a specified period, the warranty covers certain types of repairs as well as parts and labor. You might not have to pay for roof repairs for several years after the installation.
5) Safety for Roof Cleaning
There are many hidden dangers in old roofs that can make it difficult for anyone to climb on top of your roof. Your maintenance service, your roof cleaners, and anyone else who spends time on your roof could be at risk from soft spots, uneven surfaces, or piles of damp leaves. A new roof is firmer, more stable, and safer to move.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County Commercial Roofing company! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.