New Year’s Resolutions are common as we flip the calendar and begin a new year. Common resolutions include losing weight, more exercise, increased time with family, and reading more books. There is nothing wrong with making goals to better oneself in the new year. Typically, home improvement projects on the list include items such as painting the kid’s bedrooms, remodeling the bathroom, or putting in new carpets.
However, replacing an old roof is a wise choice when it comes to home improvement projects. The purpose of a roof is to be a barrier between the weather elements, and our family and possessions. A roof keeps us dry during nasty storms, provides peace of mind, and keeps comfortable temperatures inside.
If the roof fails to do its intended job, it is time to replace it.
Here are 5 benefits to replacing your roof this year.
Increased Home Value
A new roof can certainly increase the value of your home. According to 2022 Remodeling Magazine, a new roof can boost your home value by nearly $12,000. Of course, depending on the type of material used for a new roof, the value can substantially vary. Here are a few benefits of each roofing type.
- Asphalt – most popular roofing choice, durable, affordable
- Metal – longer lasting than asphalt, weather resistant, easy to maintain
- Cedar – most aesthetically superior roof type, long lifespan, worthy long-term investment
- Tile – low maintenance, extremely durable, impervious to rot and mildew
- Slate – the pinnacle of roof types, lifespan of nearly 200 years, extremely durable
Improve Energy Efficiency
Installing a new roof will seal up any damaged areas, creating a new solid barrier between your home and the elements. At the same time, adding any needed insulation will ensure added protection against the changing temperatures of each season. Many roofing materials are now ENERGY STAR-rated, so make sure to inquire about this when speaking with a trusted roofing contractor.
Selling Your Home?
Are you considering moving in 2023? If so, a new roof will be an exceptional selling benefit. The buyer will notice the sharp, fresh look when approaching the home. A level of comfort is granted knowing that a solid roof will keep the new owners safe and comfortable.
Age of Your Roof
Is your current roofing system nearing the end of its life? Some insurance policies limit coverage if a roof extends past a certain time frame. It would be worth speaking with your insurance agent to learn the details of your particular policy. A new upgraded roof could be the last one you purchase for your home. (Know how long is the lifespan of a new roof)
Is your current roof showing signs of damage or wear? There are times when a repair can extend the life of your roof. However, a completely new roof is best if the damage is too much. The only way to completely learn how much life is left in your current roof is to have it professionally inspected.
Trusting a reliable roofing company, such as Rhoden Roofing in Oklahoma City, to give you honest, no-pressure feedback on an inspection is vital. We won’t sell you anything unnecessary, and only have your best interest and the safety of your home in mind. We have been serving the Wichita for years, have earned the respect of our customers, and earned several prestigious awards across the roofing industry, including The Wichita Eagle Award, Angie’s List Super Service Award, and the Malarkey Emerald Premium Contractor Award.
We are dedicated to doing the job right the first time and seek your satisfaction. We stand behind our work for the lifetime of your roof. Call today! (View Our related blog of this topic)