For a homeowner, the thought of having to repair or replace a roof is intimidating. No one wants to spend hundreds of dollars patching up messy leaks, putting on new flashings, or tearing out and installing a new roof. Many of us perceive those repairs as being too costly, and we put them off as long as possible before doing something about preserving or protecting our most valuable asset--our homes.
Your Roof: An Essential Component Of Your Home
Your roof is actually one of the most essential components of your home. It protects you and your family from the elements, provides energy savings to you, and adds value to your overall home and property. The cost of not maintaining a roof will be far greater in the long run than maintaining a regular repair and upkeep schedule. Worse yet, failing to replace a roof when it’s past its prime could have dire consequences to you and your property. Here are some ways that making that initial investment can actually save you money:
● Your roof provides shelter and security. A poorly maintained roof will result in first outer, then inner repairs that will sap your time, energy, and finances if not attended to. Issues that need immediate attention include:
Hail and wind damage from recent storms
Leaks or pools of water in intersecting areas of your roof
Discovering this damage and working to correct it will be an essential part of keeping your roof in tip-top shape.
● Your roof increases your home’s curb appeal. A new roof increases your home’s curb appeal. Whether you intend to stay in your home for years or if you plan to put it on the market, adding a new roof will add value to your home. Not only will you benefit from this increased curb appeal, but your neighbors will also enjoy the extra boost, as homes across the neighborhood affect each other in terms of value.
● Speaking of market value…. Your home’s market value will increase as a result of the cosmetic improvements you’ve made to it. Many sellers choose to make cosmetic and structural upgrades prior to selling, and you could stand to gain anywhere from $12,000 to $40,000 on the sale of your home with this smart and savvy addition.
● Your new roof could net you some tax savings. Installing a new energy-efficient roof could save you not only energy costs but significant rebates and tax savings. Consult with your roofer and your tax professional to determine which programs are a good fit for you.
What will a new roof cost me?
While there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to a cost question, your roofing professional can assess your home and give you an accurate estimate as to how much a new roof might cost you. Choosing high-quality materials for installation will cost you less in the long run, as you’ll incur fewer repair and replacement issues. Cheaper materials do cost less to install initially, but they will wear down more quickly. You may find yourself in yet another replacement situation much sooner than you would have by cutting corners on roofing materials. Talk to your roofing professional about affordable options that fit your home, style, and budget.
Len’s Roofing: Your Trusted Roofing Professional
With over 30 years of professional sales, installation, and service, Len’s Roofing has all the tools to make your next roofing project run smoothly. From consultation and materials selection to construction and cleanup, we do what it takes to ensure that every roof is professionally installed to your specifications. We aim to please! If you are facing an upcoming roof repair or replacement, we can ease your mind and guide you through the exciting process of improving your home. Call us at 941-896-7897 to set up your complimentary roof evaluation today.