Has it been more than 20 years since your roof was replaced? Then you certainly won’t want to miss the rest of this post! Your roof is one of those things you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about. The problem is, that often means when you are forced to think about it, it’s because something has gone wrong. But the truth is, if you spend some time now thinking about replacing your roof before it’s too late, it can save you a LOT of time, money, and stress down the road.
The top six benefits of replacing your roof
With that in mind, let’s dig into the top benefits of replacing your roof.
Upgrade your shingle color
The shingle color you chose 30 years ago might not be in line with your tastes now. But one of the great things about replacing your roof is it gives you the opportunity to start fresh and choose a new and improved shingle color. Charcoal is the most popular option because it goes with most home colors. But brown, black, grey, green, blue can also be good options depending on your home and style.
Choose a more energy efficient option
When it comes to energy efficiency, not all roofs are created the same. Asphalt shingles are the most popular option in North America and they can be a great choice. However, there are a few more energy-efficient options worth exploring.
For example, composite shingles look a lot like asphalt shingles, but they come with the added advantage of higher reflective and emittance capabilities because of their lighter color. If you want to be truly energy efficient and use sunlight as electricity for your home, you might even be ready to invest in solar powered roofing.
Improve the curb appeal of your home
Replacing your roof is like giving your whole home a facelift! It’s something that goes a long way in boosting your home’s curb appeal. Not to mention, if you’re planning to sell your home, this added curb appeal can be incredibly attractive to potential buyers. And of course, boosting your home’s value too!
Prevent roof leaks
As for roof leaks, preventing them is one of the biggest benefits of replacing your roof. A leaky roof is one of those things that can be going on for a long time before you realize there’s a problem. And by the time you do realize there’s a problem? It can be a BIG one.
From mold to structural and property damage, a leaky roof can do a lot of damage before you know it. The older your roof is, the more prone it is to leaks. When you replace your roof, you can be sure any current leaks are not only addressed, but that you have a fresh start for protecting your roof from springing a new leak.
Replacing your roof gives you peace of mind
If it’s been 20+ years since your roof was replaced, you might have a pit in your stomach every time it rains. You’re left wondering if this will finally be the time your roof decides to spring a leak. Replacing your roof can not only get rid of this pit in your stomach, but give you all the peace of mind you need that your roof can withstand heavy rains, wind, or whatever else South Florida weather throws your way.
But keep in mind, no home is completely impenetrable to storm damage. That’s especially true when it comes to major weather events like hurricanes. In that case, you will need to rely on your insurance to cover the cost of replacing your roof if it’s been damaged in a storm. But the problem is, if it’s been 20+ years and your roof hasn’t been properly maintained, there’s a good chance your claim for damage from a leaky roof gets denied. When you replace your roof, you’ll have the peace of mind it will hold up better in any weather, but you’ll also increase the likelihood of any resulting damage being covered by insurance.
Speaking of insurance, upgrading your roof can also help you save on your home insurance premium/ If you replace your roof or you are planning to, let your home insurance company know. There’s a chance it could result in a lower premium thanks to your lower risk of leaky roof damage.
Do you want to talk more about replacing your roof?
Have these benefits of replacing your roof convinced you it’s time to take the next step? We are here to help! FoxHaven Roofing has been the top choice for roof repair and replacement in South Florida for more than 20 years. We understand South Florida’s heat, and hurricanes, and work to provide our customers the highest level of work on the Treasure Coast. Our customers appreciate our speed, professionalism, and flexible scheduling. We think you will too!