While you understand the need to “have a roof over your head,” do you understand what makes roofs so critical? Learn three important features of a home roofing system and find out when it’s time to replace an old roof.
Protection from Weather
Whether it’s rain, high winds, snow, ice, or hail, inclement weather can cause serious structural damage, lead to mold and mildew, or sicken you and your family members. Even a small leak in the roof membrane can cause significant damage if left unchecked for the weather to do its worst.
To make sure your roof is protecting your house, learn the signs of leaks and get in the habit of checking your roof for damage. Our licensed roofing technicians can help out with a roofing analysis.
All home systems can add or detract value from the home. Whereas your neighbors (or a potential home buyer) aren’t likely to notice the age of your boiler, they will observe the age of your roof from the front lawn. An old, sun-faded roof that’s covered in moss or missing shingles communicates that your home hasn’t been kept up as it should be. A clean roof that’s free of debris and in great shape suggests that the rest of the systems in your home have been similarly cared for, and this can increase the value and appeal of your home when you go to sell.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of your roof is how it affects energy efficiency. When your roof is in good shape and your attic is properly insulated and ventilated, then your home will suffer fewer air leaks throughout the year. Air leaks are a major drain on energy consumption, as they allow cool air a place to escape in summer, meaning your air conditioner has to work harder to cool the home. Don’t be surprised if you turn the air conditioner up after getting a new roof or insulating the attic. Over time, your energy savings will compound.
If your roof is stained, missing shingles, or over 20 years old, get a quote for roof replacement now. Delaying a new roof may mean additional home damage you’ll need to pay for when you finally get a roof installed. To get a quote for roof replacement or have your roof analyzed by our licensed technicians, contact us.