New roofs improve property values while enhancing the curb appeal of your home at the same time. But when do you invest in a new roof versus fixing the one that you currently have? Many roof problems can be fixed with simple repairs, but there are times when your roof has been compromised to the point when replacement is the only way forward. If you’re considering a new roof for your home, consider these factors when weighing your decision.
Type of Damage: If a hail storm has passed through your area recently, and your roof has sustained direct hits, you may want to consider investing in a new one. Hail damage isn’t always readily apparent, but it can lead to a fast deterioration of your current roof, leading to future leaks.
Type of Shingle: Some shingles simply wear out faster than others, which means that if they are nearing the end of their expected lifespan, you may want to start thinking seriously about investing in a new roof before problems arise.
Widespread Damage: If your roof is leaking in one area, but is otherwise in good shape, it’s likely possible to simply repair the damage and save the roof. However, if there is widespread damage covering more than 100 square feet of roofing, it may be time to invest in a new roof.
Upgrade and Investment: If you’re upgrading your home’s siding and appearance, consider doing the same to your roof if it doesn’t match the new style and quality of your home’s exterior. Curb appeal is an important part of your home’s value; if your roof doesn’t match the rest of your home’s appearance, it can artificially lower your value.
There are a lot of components to a roof to consider; learn more in this infographic from Severe Weather Roofing.