When the time comes, replacing a roof is something many homeowners do not wish to think about but it is also one of the most prevalent things on people’s minds when purchasing real estate. Often, one of the first questions asked about any property is when the roof was last replaced. This is the case for a number of reasons, far beyond any related cost associated with such a project. The importance of a good roof extends past simple protection and carries benefits which can impact everything from livelihood to your pocketbook.
Individuals can expect their roof to last roughly 25-30 years
, on average, depending on a number of different outside influences. The geographic location, weather, installation, and materials all have an impact on life expectancy. The more hazardous weather or extreme temperatures to which a roof is subjected, the shorter it will continue to perform. Depending on these factors, knowing when and if a roof replacement is necessary for your property is important, but there are also key steps to take during the life of a roof in order to ensure that it is performing up to par and help extend its lifespan.
Routine inspections are one key component to keeping your roof in great shape. Not only can these help to reveal any potential problem areas before it is too late, but they can also save you money by administering either a patch or partial replacement should the need arise. Doing so could help to avoid a more expensive repair project in the future. However, eventually every roof needs to be replaced but there are fortunately a handful of benefits available for homeowners following any new installation.
One of the most obvious benefits which comes with a brand new roof is the protection which it provides. Not only does the outer layer keep everything inside safe from rain, snow, sleet, and hail, but it also provides a barrier against wind and the sun. Exposed to all of Mother Nature’s elements, a new installation offers a unique sense of security knowing that the life expectancy of a roof is typically a few decades. Given the importance of this construction component to your property, roofing should be high on the priority list of not only sound installation but solid upkeep.
A new roof can also have a positive impact on your pocketbook. While the initial cost of installation may be considered a sizable project, the end result could save your money on heating and cooling costs down the line. There are plenty of ways a roof can save you energy
and reaping these benefits of a quality installation can start to add up beginning just one month after completion. In fact, depending on the quality of your existing roof, the difference may be larger than you think.
Often an oversight, implementing a new roof can help to improve the curb appeal of your home. No matter your existing location, from a residential neighborhood, to the wide open country, a new roof can give your home a complete new look. Due to the surface area that a roof often covers, the color, materials, and processes used for installation can leave your property with an entirely new feel. One of the first impressions any visitors or invited guests will have of your home, creating a positive outlook can be achieved with a new roof.
Coinciding with creating a quality first impression, the installation of a new roof also improves the property value of your residence. As mentioned, one of the first questions any potential buyers have about real estate is when the roof was last updated. If you have recently replaced your roof, then it should fetch a higher price tag on the open market in the event of a listing.
Given the average lifespan of a new roof, advances in technology, installation procedures, and materials is often beneficial once a replacement is due. Homeowners can feel confident knowing that they are receiving the most up to date execution when a new roof is installed, receiving the modern benefits over something that may have last been replaced 30-40 years prior.
Often a new roof will come with some type of warranty for a specified amount of time either covering the product or associated labor. If this is the case then property owners can rest easy knowing that should any issue arise soon after installation, repairs or other necessary work may be covered at no additional charge. In addition, if you are purchasing a new property or one that has recently had a roof replaced, check with the existing homeowner or construction company about any possible warranty tied to the roofing components.
An often overlooked benefit of getting a new roof is the stress free relief that comes along after installation. While it may not be something that homeowners continually think about until a problem arises, knowing that you have invested in the well being of your property and personal or family protection can create a stress free atmosphere. Individuals can live worry free knowing they have paid for something which will last well into the future and provides an ample amount of beneficial characteristics. Instead of being concerned about “when” something will happen to force a replacement, if your roof is showing signs of age, go ahead and order a new installation in order to reap these benefits and reduce any current stress levels.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience, quality service has been our priority in Denver and the surrounding area for years as we handle any and all roofing, siding, or gutter needs. Arvada Roofing and Construction
has been completing roof and gutter installations, evaluations, and multiple other exterior household projects or associated services for nearly two decades. Their highly trained experts can provide an estimate on any repair, remodel, or new construction project, if needed, as well as any type of inspection you wish to have completed. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are concerned about the effectiveness of your gutters, roof, or already have an issue, we are here to help. Our certified and extremely knowledgeable staff is available to handle any gutter construction, roofing job, or any potential damage analysis thought to be caused by severe weather for the purposes of insurance reporting.
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