Save Money With a New Roof
Your roof is the primary insulator for your home, protecting you, your family, and your possessions, so it’s vital to replace it once it deteriorates with age or damage. A new roof is an investment, but it’s one that pays significant dividends. The adage “you have to spend money to save money” definitely applies when it comes to a new roof. Here’s how.
Better wind and moisture protection
Technology in the roofing industry has changed radically in recent years, allowing homes to be better protected from the elements. Today, roofs include an extra layer between the singles and wood to keep moisture out, which means fewer leaks and water damage. Wind resistance has also increased significantly, with shingles now able to withstand 130 MPH winds. The enhanced protection offered by a new roof prevents the need for expensive repairs.
Greater energy efficiency
A new roof will lower your utility bills by keeping extreme temperatures outside where they belong. Today’s shingles reflect sunlight away from your home in summer, repelling the heat so your home stays cooler. And in the winter, a new roof will seal your home to eliminate drafts. Air passing between your attic and roof will be more controllable with a new roof, also.
Lowered insurance premiums
A homeowner with a new roof will pay a smaller home insurance premium since his or her property is more protected from potential harm. It’s estimated a new roof lowers a premium by 5% to 35%, depending on the home’s location, roof materials, and insurance carrier.
Increased home value
When it’s time to sell, you will be glad you invested in a newer roof. Not only will your house look and show better, but it will enable you to sell your house faster and for more money. In a 2019 survey from The National Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, 33% of realtors said that a new roof helped them close a sale on a home. Similarly, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry claims that a new roof can result in a 109% return on investment.
If you’re ready to no longer be threatened by a roof in poor condition, give us a call today at 803-480-9113, use the contact form in the sidebar or click here to schedule a free inspection.