A new roof may not be at the top of your shopping list, but it comes with a number of unexpected benefits! While you (hopefully) know you need to maintain this important home feature, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about it. Fortunately, we’ve done all the research for you. So, before you start the replacement process, you can understand exactly what you’re getting for your investment.
A Healthy Home
This is one of the primary benefits associated with roofing. It’s your first line of defense against the elements, after all! When it rains, sleets, snows, etc. a strong roof will protect the rest of your architecture. Although it may not withstand a tree limb fall, it can still minimize the total damage.
We’re jumping to extremes here—we know—but the real problem with maintaining a healthy home is water. When it gets into unwanted places, like your ceiling or behind your walls, it can cause all sorts of problems. Including weakened structural elements and even mold. If left unchecked, mold will grow and spread, creating one very expensive issue. Not to mention something that could interfere with your family’s health.
Increased Energy Efficiency
In the last twenty years, think about how much our understanding of energy usage has changed—not to mention the technology that goes along with it. If your roof hasn’t been updated in this time frame, you’re missing out on all of these benefits! Plus, natural wear and tear can take their toll on this important element, too.
If your current roof isn’t air-tight, then you could be paying higher utility bills every month. We also have access to energy-wise shingles now that are specifically designed to reduce your home’s heat gain. In the hot summer months, this should lead to lower air-conditioning expenses and greater energy efficiency overall.
Better Resale Value
Whether or not you’re considering selling your home, installing a new roof is a good financial decision. Basically, it’s a form of protecting your real estate investment for the present and future! Unlike most home improvement projects, you should be able to recoup most of the money you put into this feature.
Furthermore, you’re giving yourself a competitive edge if/when you do decide to sell. After all, the last thing potential buyers want is a big project upfront—let alone one that doesn’t include any aesthetic updates. While they may not mind switching out paint colors or updating a bathroom, having to install a new roof will come directly off of the asking price. Fortunately, you can avoid all this and benefit from the installation in the meantime!
If you’re uncertain about the current state of your roof, contact KCCS Construction today. We’ll thoroughly inspect it before determining the best course of action. Depending on the condition, we may recommend repair or replacement. No matter what, you can trust we’ll always give an honest and accurate assessment!