Your roof is a critical part of your home. Luckily, its lifespan tends to be pretty long. At the same time, as is the case with many other components of your home, all good things must come to an end.
When you get to the point that it is time to replace your roof, think positive. Getting a new roof is not only beneficial to your home, but it also provides you with an opportunity to pick a different look, use a different material, and add your own taste to the outside of your property.
When Do I Need A New Roof?
When you know that your roof is in need of being replaced, you need to act quickly. If you drag your feet, you could end up leaving your home vulnerable to damage, which would cost above and beyond the what you pay a new roof.
Look for signs like missing, cracked, or curling shingles, growing moss or mildew, and of course light coming into your attic from your roof. When you find either of these signs, a professional may recommend replacement rather than repair. Now is the perfect opportunity to make a smart investment and get the roof you will love for years to come.
Deciding on the Right Material
First, you need to consider the materials. You have many options here, all of which come with different characteristics and looks. Whether you like asphalt shingles or feel that tiles are a better look with your home, getting a new roof gives you opportunity to make a change.
For example, if you decide to go with a tile roof, you don't need to pick the same color. Perhaps you think a light gray or tan tile would look better than a terra-cotta color; now is the time to make that change.
Of course, most people choose asphalt shingles, for a variety of reasons. In addition to being cost-effective, they tend to go with every style of home, and come in a variety of colors. If you are looking to not only get a new roof but give your home a new look in the process, this option is a great choice. And with a typical lifespan of 15 to 18 years, you know your new roof will last for a long time.
Considering your options, you may find it difficult to decide what style and type of roof makes sense for you. In that case, consult with professionals. They be able to show you all available options for your situation, while also keeping your budget in mind. And when you are working with reliable professionals, you can rest assured knowing that the materials used for your roof will add to its durability and prevent future problems.
Understand The Benefits Of Maintenance
Getting a new roof is also a great time to educate yourself on how to properly take care of it. Begin to educate yourself about the signs to look for when it comes to repair necessities, especially as your roof ages. For example, start a regular process of monitoring your shingles, especially after bad weather or hurricanes.
Looks matter, but they're only a part of what it takes to keep your home looking good and feeling safe. Inspections are the second part. In the same way that you go to the dentist to protect your teeth from cavities, a regular roof inspections can spot minor issues and fix them before they turn into major damage.
Your roof is an integral part of your home. So when you are in need of a new roof, it's the perfect opportunity to customize the solution to your exact needs. For help in that process, contact us and we will be happy to discuss all of your options.