A new roof is a large investment for any homeowner, but did you know a new roof can actually save you money in the long run? Read on to find out how!
Like all major home improvement projects, homeowners should look at a new roof as an investment. Your roof protects you and your family from inclement weather, so it is very important to have a sound roof. A new roof, which cost an average of over $10,000, is one of the more expensive home improvement tasks, but there are several ways that your new roof could put cash in your pocket.
1.A New Roof Increases Protection In the past decade shingles have seen a significant increase in wind rating. During the 90s shingles topped out being rated for 65-mph winds. Today, shingles easily rate for 120-mph winds and can often be found rating for up to 130-mph winds. For homeowners, this means that a new roof offers better protection against the elements and can help save on minor repairs.
2. A New Roof Increases Energy Efficiency So many different types of shingles exist today, it can make choosing a new roof a difficult task. Choosing an energy efficient shingle can help lower utility costs and keep your home comfortable all year long. Start by choosing the right shingle color. Different colored shingles reflect different levels of light and heat. This means that these shingles are highly reflective and can lower your electricity bill by reducing the amount of heat that penetrates your roof.
3. A New Roof May Offer Insurance Savings Insurance companies will charge premiums for customers whose roofing is out of code. A new roof can bring your home up to current code and greatly reduce your insurance rates. Not to mention that it is much safer to live under a roof that follows these codes!
4. A New Roof Offers Superior Moisture Protection There is a layer underneath shingles that adds extra protection. This layer is called underlayment. Today’s underlayment is excellent at protecting the wood underneath your shingles. This extra level of protection can save you money on your homeowner’s insurance.
5. A New Roof Gives You Peace Of Mind The roof on your home protects your family, belongings and more. By replacing or upgrading your current roof to one that is more energy efficient and up to code, you can have peace of mind that what matters most to you is fully protected.
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