Why Putting Off A Roof Replacement Could Cost You More In The Long Run…


How Long Has It Been?

When was the last time your home had a roof replacement? Seven years? Longer? Have you never even had your home’s roof replaced since you’ve owned it?


If you’re answering yes to any of these questions, it may be time to consider what it’s costing you to NOT have your roof replaced.


New energy efficient roofs can save homeowners a ton of money, both in the winter and summer months. For example, a new, properly installed roof creates a strong seal against the elements and helps to regulate the temperature of your house. This is crucial towards keeping warm air inside during the winter, and the cold air out.


Furthermore, if your roof has dark shingles that absorb heat, this can make it harder to cool your house in the summer months. Not to mention, a new roof allows your HVAC system to work more efficiently, thus saving you money on your cooling costs during the summer.


Lastly, new roofs help prevent health hazards, like mold and mildew, and keep your family safe.


The cost of a new roof can seem daunting, but when you consider what investing in a new roof does for your home, it can actually end up saving you money in the long run!


Understanding You Options

If you’re not sure about getting a new roof for your home, the answers you need may already be in your own hands. Some questions to ask yourself are:


  1. 1. How long has it been since your last roof replacement? 

Depending on the type of roof, generally, every 7-10 years is the recommended time frame to follow when replacing your roof. If it’s been more than that, there could be serious repercussions for waiting to replace your roof.

  1. 2. How much is it costing you to heat and cool your home?
    If your furnace and HVAC systems are up to date, but you’re still seeing costs soar during the months of extreme heat and cold, your roof may be to blame.
  2. 3. Do you have regular problems with mold and mildew in your home?
    Check around your home for leaks or drafty spots. These are often clear indications that your roof may have lost its seal against moisture over time.
  3. 4. What does your roof look like?
    This might be a very simple question, but if you’re not closely examining your own roof on an annual basis, then it may be time to do so. Take a look!

    1. 1. Are there any broken, torn, or missing shingles?
    2. 2. Is there any debris (leaves, sticks, pine needles, dirty, etc.) embedded in the shingles?
    3. 3. Are there any holes?
    4. 4. Is the frame of the roof caved in or indented anywhere?


These are all simple things you can ask yourself to help you determine the condition and longevity of your roof. Smart homeowners know to do these things on a regular basis when it comes to saving money in both the short and the long run.

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