Improve Curb Appeal with a New Roof Installation

August 3, 2016

Do you know that when you update your home, it adds not only curb appeal, but it also adds value when it comes time to selling? It doesn’t matter whether you are upgrading your home with energy-efficient windows, new landscape, new siding, or fresh paint; they all add value and curb appeal. However, a new roof can give your home a whole face lift and add more value to your home as well as curb appeal. Additionally, a newly installed roof will also insulate your home and weatherproof your home, allowing you to save money on heating and cooling costs. How do you know when to install a new roof? What are the early signs? Is a roof repair the better choice than roof replacement? Only a roof contractor can tell you.

Leaky Roof
If you never had a leaky roof, this does not mean that your initial roof installation was done correctly. In fact, poor roof installation can cause many problems that may not show up until up to ten years later. Your roof will need attention for more reasons than just a leaky roof. You should pay close attention to the following:
  • For roofs that are more than 15 years old, it is time to have a roof inspection done. Depending on the roof material that was original used, your roof could last you longer, but for some materials, decay will begin to cause leaking. So, learn more about your roofing material and how long it is expected to last
  • If you have an asphalt shingle roof, look for torn or missing shingles that are caused by water damage. Old asphalt shingles will lose the effectiveness of weatherproofing and waterproofing. If there is a heavy gust of wind, those loose shingles may blow away and make matters worse
  • Pay close attention to the condition of your downspouts and gutters. You are looking for decay, and roof scraps that would indicate damage.
Walls and Ceilings
Your walls and ceilings can be the evidence of whether you need a new roof installation or not. Peeling wallpaper, cracked paint, or stained plasterboard inside the home are the tell tale signs of roof damage. If you look up at your ceiling and see a bubble or water stain, there may be undetected leakage.

Tearing Off the Old Roof
If a roof contractor determines that your roof can no longer be repaired, then you may have to consider a new roof installation. The contractor would have to tear off the old roof. If you are going to install a new roof, make sure it is a better material than the one you had before as long as you can afford the cost. It could cost you less by installing new roof over the existing roof instead of tearing off the old roof. Ask your contractor about this.

Having the appropriate ventilation once your new roof is installed will be the difference between longevity and failure within a short time frame. If you want to have a successful roofing installation done, it is best to consider hiring a roof contractor at the Roof Doctor. Contact the us at 303-618-9889.
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