Everyone gets a fresh start as we ring in the New Year, so why not extend that to your roof? Many homeowners overlook the condition of their roof or put off a replacement because it’s not as glamorous as marble tile or a new refrigerator. While it seems easier to part with money when you can see the results from the comfort of your own couch, a new roof is one of the best investments you’ll ever make as a homeowner.
The Benefits of Replacing Your Roof
What are the benefits of roof replacement? An updated, sturdy roof protects your home and the people who live there. It’s a shield from the elements — wind, rain, snow, and extreme temperatures — but it also keeps moisture from creeping into your home and encouraging mold and other potentially dangerous substances.
Greater Energy Efficiency
Today’s shingles are designed to do more than just keep your house dry. Several shingle options on the market today are designed to repel heat. By repelling heat from the sun away from the house, the shingles on the roof prevent excess heat from entering the house. The less heat in the house, the less a home’s HVAC system has to work to keep it at a cool, comfortable temperature. When the HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard, it doesn’t use as much energy — and homeowners save money.
One of the biggest problems with older roofs is that they don’t always repel water away from the house, allowing water and moisture to creep inside. Even if it’s a slow leak, water and moisture can build up over time, creating mold and mildew and causing potential health problems for family members. Even people who aren’t allergic to mold can experience problems with their eyes, nose, throat, and lungs if mold is present in the home.
High Return on Investment
One of the biggest benefits of a new roof is the return on investment that comes with this project. Potential buyers typically prefer homes that don’t need a lot of structural work, so a new roof allows you to sell your home at a higher price and makes your home more appealing to potential buyers. Most people are attracted to a home that isn’t going to require them to pump a lot of money into it immediately after they move in. A new roof can also demonstrate to potential buyers that you have maintained your home and protected it from things like water damage.
Improved Curb Appeal
A new roof goes a long way toward improving a home’s curb appeal. A house’s roof is one of its most visible features and makes up a significant percentage of a home’s exterior. An old roof with missing shingles and moss growing on it makes a house look old and poorly maintained. A new roof, on the other hand, is a great way to enhance the look of any home to make it look fresh and exciting.
Less Stress, Longer Durability
New roofing is going to last longer because it’s new but also because it may be a better-built material than what is currently on your roof. That means you won’t have to think about roof replacement again for a very long time. And it means you won’t have the constant stress of worrying about whether your roof is going to hold up against the next major Florida storm that rolls along.
Why Replace Your Roof?
If your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan, don’t wait until it starts leaking or falling apart. Bull Run Roofing is committed to providing high-quality residential roofing and remodeling services to homeowners in Central Pennsylvania. Our project managers treat each project as though it was happening to their own homes. When you hire us to do a job, we stick with you from planning all the way through clean up and completion. If you’re in the market for a new roof, our experienced project managers are ready to answer your questions and help you choose the best product for your home. So don’t wait, schedule an in-home consultation today!