One of the main reasons so many people are hesitant to get a new roof is the cost. But, letting your roof go too long when it needs to be replaced can end up costing you more, in the long run. That’s especially true if leaks or weather damage to the roof end up causing damage inside your home, as well.
Still not convinced?
Let’s take a look at some of the additional benefits you’ll see almost right away from a new roof.
Depending on when your current roof was installed, it could be so old that heat is escaping from your house. Having a new roof installed will improve energy efficiency throughout your home. Less heat will escape through the roof, making it easier to keep your whole house warm in cooler months and comfortable in the hot Arizona summers.
Not only will you be more comfortable, but you’ll quickly notice that your utility bills will go down. If you opt for a lighter-colored shingle, you can even save more money because it won’t absorb the heat so much.
A New Roof is Safe
Unfortunately, there are multiple issues that can arise within your home because of an old roof. If it’s unstable or can be damaged easily, it could cause problems in your attic with mold, weather, or even animals getting inside.
Removing old shingles from your roof can also improve the air quality of your home. If you have an older roof, to begin with, you never know what may be growing in the shingles and making it difficult for anyone in your home with respiratory issues to breathe comfortably.
Increased Curb Appeal
If you ever plan on selling your home, installing a new roof instantly adds value. That value will be tacked on right away, so you could get your house appraised for a higher value immediately after it’s installed.
That can help you to raise the selling price of your listing now, and can still give it a boost even if you plan on selling in a few years. If you plan on staying in your home, having a new roof is still a great way to increase your home value and give you peace of mind in knowing everything is updated.
There are many additional benefits to consider when it comes to getting a new roof installed. Most importantly, however, a new roof can save you money, keep you and your family safe, and it will look great! Whether you’re the only owner your home has ever had or you moved into an existing house and you aren’t sure when the last roof was put on, it could be time to make a change. Thankfully, when you do, you’ll be able to enjoy all of these benefits, and more.