Over time, your roof may decay or have damage that is simply not fixable with a minor repair. A reputable contractor will always try to repair the existing roof when possible but will also communicate to you when it is necessary to opt for a complete roof replacement. You may find yourself wondering, is a new roof worth my money? Purchasing a new roof is a significant investment that requires a lot of thought beforehand, but any good investment pays you back in the end, and a new roof is no different. Below, find a few reasons why investing in a new roof is worth the money.
Return on Investment
Generally, when you sell your home, you expect to receive several offers and look to choose the best offer. A relatively new roof is a big selling point for home buyers, as they will know they will most likely not need to repair or replace the roof for many years. Some roofers also have contracts with manufacturers who provide warranties that last for years. Sometimes, these warranties can transfer between homeowners. For example, GAF offers many different warranties on their shingles, some of which transfer over to the new buyer. This would be more appealing to the buyer than an older roof or one that did not have a warranty, leaving the new buyer having to pay should any damage occur.
Though the time may come for you to sell your home eventually, while you live in it, you want it to look beautiful! We all take pride in our homes looking their best, as they are a reflection of us. A roof with visible damage is unsightly and can cause feelings of anxiety about what your neighbors think about you or if your house is in danger of more damage. A new roof looks good and creates a sense of calm, as you know you are safe and protected inside your home.
While the new roof will be a significant investment upfront, the cost of further damage when a roof needing replacement is not fixed will quickly cost more than a roof replacement. Minor issues like leaks or cracks can create significant damage and can also cause damage to other parts of your home. Small leaks in your roof can turn into extensive water damage rendering your floors, furniture, and other treasured items ruined. Energy costs are lowered when you have a properly installed roof without cracks or openings due to damage.
Sometimes, it is the safest and only option.
A new roof may not be something you plan for, but the decision is easy if it becomes clear that it is the safest and most cost-effective option long-term, as opposed to continually making repairs or when there is large-scale damage. As we stated earlier, a reputable contractor will go over your options with you after assessing your roof but should always tell you when roof replacement is the safest option for you and your family.
If you suspect that you require a new roof, give CRS a call. We will send one of our knowledgeable roofing experts out to provide you with an obligation-free assessment of your home’s roof. We have over 45 years of experience in the roofing business, so we have truly seen it all, and there is no problem too big or small for us to fix!