Having a new roof installed does more for your home than you may think. Outside of the intended benefit of keeping you, your family and your belongings dry, a new roof can provide your home, your wallet and the air you breathe a boost.
A roof replacement is perhaps the most important improvement a homeowner can make. Let’s dive into some of the ways a new roof can provide bonuses you might not expect.
1. A New Roof Enhances Your Energy Efficiency
Enhancing a home’s energy efficiency has become a priority of home builders and home owners alike, and it’s not surprising as to why. For example, energy-efficient appliances alone can save a household up to $500 a year.
The roofing industry is no stranger to enhancing roofing materials to meet the demand for energy efficient products and since you should replace a shingle roof every 18-20 years, the new roof you’re purchasing will be equipped with the latest and greatest to ensure you benefit from premium-grade materials. There are many roofing materials to choose from. Some of them can help make your home a bit more energy-efficient and help you save some money. These materials do this because they reflect sunlight instead of absorbing it.
This feature keeps a lot of the outside heat away from your home. That, by extension, keeps your HVAC from having to work so hard and your utility bill from rising with the temperature.
A new roof can also improve your home’s ventilation, which will keep your attic dry and cool throughout the year. That will, in turn, help you save even more energy and money.
2. A New Roof Improves Your Curb Appeal
Apart from preventing weather damage, a sturdy new roof can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. If your current roof is old, cracked, or visibly worn, it can be an eyesore on an otherwise beautiful home. With a roof replacement, you won’t have to worry about this at all. You will hand-select the style and color roofing material installed on your home and it goes without saying that deciding to install lighter or darker shingles can have a striking affect on your home’s view from neighborhood streets.
A great roofing contractor can help you pick materials that will be both weather-resistant and eye-catching, in a good way.
3. A New Roof Will Make Your Home More Valuable
A new roof is something many house hunters look for. It tells them that the house has proper insulation and ventilation, as well as great energy efficiency. Interested homebuyers will also give your home priority because they are less likely to replace the roof or even repair the roof in the near future. Most people are willing to pay a lot more for a home that can offer all of that.
According to estimates, you can recoup more than 60% of the money you invested in a new roof upon selling your house, sometimes a couple of years after installation. That is a great offer, but it is understandable if you are still hesitant. Your money is in play, and you need to be sure the roof you are getting is of the highest quality.
To ensure that, you need to make sure to partner with an experienced and reliable roofing company. Do that, and your home’s resale value will skyrocket.
4. Maintain Your Insurance Coverage
If you roof is 20 years or older, you can expect to receive notice from your insurance company if you haven’t already. Insurance companies offer limited coverage on these vintage roofs because their structural integrity becomes a big question mark.
Contact your insurance company and find out what is and what isn’t covered under your policy and also request information on what is needed on your new roof to maintain coverage.
5. Breathe Easy Knowing Your Air Quality is Top Notch
Your roofing system is built with key components to ventilate your roof by expelling solar heated hot air from the attic to assist with climate control. Additionally, your roofing system is built to keep moisture out of the home. As you can imagine, natural wear, tear and age can lead many homeowner’s to worry about properly heating and cooling their home, as well as water damage making it’s way past the shingles and into the attic and/or walls.
Mold germinates and grows in as little as 24-48 hours, colonizes in 3-12 days and becomes visible in 18-21 days. From there, you should be concerned about cross-contamination and the overall health of everyone living in the home.
Replacing your shingle roof every 18-20 years, pending no storm damage or other weather/catastrophic events that would hinder the integrity of the roofing system, is recommended to ensure your air quality and climate control are performing at optimal levels.
6. Protect Your Home with a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty
Purchasing a new roof provides peace of mind in knowing exactly under what conditions your new roofing system is covered under its new warranty from both the manufacturer and the installer.
Excellent workmanship and high company standards along with accountability make it possible for us to offer a LIFETIME WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY on each roof system installed by one of our Tadlock Teams. If there is ever a workmanship issue on one of our roofing systems we will correct it at no additional charge. This is our commitment to you. We provide quality workmanship you can trust…and we guarantee it for LIFE. See our LIFETIME WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY certificate for further details.
*All Tadlock Roofing roof replacements come with a 10 Year Workmanship Warranty and an Upgraded Lifetime Workmanship Warranty can be purchased up until final payment is received.
For more information on those warranties, visit: https://tadlockroofing.com/warranty-information/
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Tadlock Roofing was named one of America’s Top 100 Roofing Contractors by Roofing Contractor Magazine for four consecutive years and is a proud family owned and operated business with six Florida offices to choose from: Tallahassee, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Sarasota.
At Tadlock Roofing, we understand that repairing or replacing your roof is a big investment. That’s why we are dedicated to providing homeowners with payment options that best fit their needs. Check out our financing offers here https://tadlockroofing.com/financing/
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