As we venture into the new year, a new roof can give your home the pizzazz it deserves. Just as we wear down as we age, the roof of our home does too. An upgrade can offer a fresh look and new protection for your family and possessions.
How do you know if it is time to replace your current roof? Here are some things to consider:
- Is there evidence of water damage in your ceiling or walls?
- Are there missing or damaged shingles?
- Is your roof aged? Asphalt shingles last up to 20 years, and tile roofs can last nearly 50 years.
How does a new roof add value to your home?
“Curb appeal” is the attractiveness of a property for sale and its surroundings when viewed from the street. Landscaping, the front entrance, the condition of the siding, and the roof are all significant factors in curb appeal. When you drive down the street, you can see the homes which are well taken care of and those which could use some additional attention. This is especially important when looking to purchase, or sell, a new home. The architectural design of a home can help decide which type of roofing looks the best.
Protect the Air Quality
The main purpose of a roof is to be a barrier between the outdoor weather elements and the interior temperature. Secondly, it is important to have a strong, solid roof that will protect the family and possessions. If either of these fails, then comfort fails. If damage has been done to the current roofing system, and moisture has seeped down into the insulation and underlayment, mold and mildew can begin to form. For many people with allergies, this can be hazardous and unhealthy. Protecting the air quality we breathe is important for health and wellness.
Saving money on monthly energy bills is a desired goal. One way of doing this is to seal up a roof so the comfortable interior temperatures do not escape. According to the United States Department of Energy (US DOE), a new asphalt shingle roof can increase energy efficiency in your home by up to 30%, which works out to approximately $300 to $500 per year in savings. Secondly, your heating and cooling system will run less which extends the life of your HVAC unit.
Return on Investment
A new roof can offer a return on investment of nearly 60 to 68%, depending on the material used, and can increase your home value by approximately $12,000. Of course, a roof replacement costs more than that to install, but the return on investment is worth considering. Plus, the many years of protection with a new roof can offer exceptional peace of mind when the storms approach.
If you are noticing areas of damage, certainly a repair can be done, but if the damage is too large, then a full replacement would be most beneficial. A full inspection of the roof would be best to determine whether a repair or replacement is in your future.
There are additional advantages to upgrading your roof in 2023. These include:
- Attract potential buyers
- New technologies in material
- Longer Warranties on products from manufacturers
- Possibly lower insurance premiums
- Increase overall home value
Now that you have determined a new roof is a wise option in 2023, where would you turn for assistance? Look no further than Topline Roofing LLC in Northeast Ohio! Getting started with us is simple. Book a time for a free inspection. We will provide a free quote. We are here to help you every step of the way. We treat your home as if it were our very own, with extreme care and attention.
Our reputation has been shaped by stellar customer reviews as well as the following accreditations:
- BBB Accredited with an A rating
- GAF Certified Roofing Company
- Owens Corning Preferred Roofing Contractor
When you are ready to move forward, contact us to help with the process! You can feel confident in the work we deliver!