While installing a new roof is no small investment, replacing your roof is a remodeling project that not only adds curb appeal of your home, but also can increase its value.
According to a report by the National Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), replacing your roof ranks highest among both interior and exterior home remolding projects that provide the greatest cost recovery at resale.
A roof replacement provides a 105 percent cost recovery at resale, which means you should be able to add slightly more to the sale price than you invested in the improvement. Other home remodeling projects that offer a high return on investment at resale are hardwood refinishing, upgrading attic insulation, installing new wood floors and installing a new garage door.
If you’re not sure if it’s time for a new roof, you should start by contacting a roofing professional to schedule a complete interior and exterior roof inspection. However, here are a few signs that your roof may be nearing the end of its life.
- Your roof is old: Most experts agree that a typical roof can last anywhere between 20 and 30 years depending on the roofing material (some metal roofs can last up to 50 years when properly cared for), climate in your area and how well you keep up with preventative maintenance.
- Shingles are curling and buckling: When shingles on your roof begin to appear uneven, the roof is exposed to damaging elements. On a newer roof, this problem can be a result of improper installation.
- Worn roof valleys: A roof valley is created where two slopes on your roof meet. Valleys control rain flow, making them a prime target for roof leaks. A problem occurs when shingles are missing or falling apart in these areas and the valley can no longer control the flow of water. Pooling water and debris in a valley can cause roof rot and leaks.
- Shingles granules in the gutters: If you notice pieces of shingle coating in your gutters, this is another sign they are being worn away. Granules help keep your roof weatherproofed, so without them, it’s easier for the sun and water to cause roof leaks and deterioration. Significant granular loss can be a sign that it’s time to have your roof replaced.
If you’re ready to get started with your roof replacement or would like to save on energy expenses by improving attic insulation in your home, call Tadlock Roofing at 855-964-7663 or request a free estimate online.