Don’t put off your roof replacement. The longer you wait the more damage underneath. What could be a simple shingle replacement turns into an entirely new roof, and as you know, that costs quite a bit more. This is definitely a sooner rather than later job for the following reasons.
The average lifespan of a roof depends on its materials but for the sake of example, an asphalt roofing system – the most common for residential roofs – lasts about 15 to 18 years. If your roof is older than that, it’s likely time for a replacement, especially if you live in a harsh climate.
As with anything, roofing technology advances, which means the asphalt shingles of old do not protect as well as ones bought today. In fact, the entire system may be longer lasting and offer better insulation for your home. The money you spend on roof replacement will pay off.
Not only will have an advanced system that encompasses the latest roofing has to offer, you’ll also save money on your utility bills. This helps you go greener, which is important today. Your new roof will also carry a warranty, so you can realize additional savings if anything goes wrong.
Speaking of going green, newer roof materials are sustainably produced in many cases, something that couldn’t be claimed even a decade ago. When you select sustainable material and use less energy, you reduce your carbon footprint. In fact, you can add solar panels to your new roof for additional savings.
Finally, nothing is more important than your family’s safety. Can your old roof stand up to fire or Mother Nature? What would you do if the roof failed? You never want to put your family at risk, including the pets, so make certain your roof is durable and protective.
A roof replacement is something that might be covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. If you have a home maintenance policy, it might also fall under that. No matter what, don’t put off replacing this important exterior element.