Unlike the foundation of the house, the roof is not built to last for a lifetime. There comes a time when a homeowner would need reroofing. Roofs generally last for about 20 years. However, roofs may suffer damage from the elements after hitting the 10 year mark.
Rain and snow may make the shingles to come apart. Loosed up shingles is the prime cause of leaks. Also, the intense heat from the sun during summers would eventually take its toll on the roof and cause the shingles to lose their beautiful color.
Benefits of Reroofing
End Leaks by Reroofing:
People say that patching up is the practical solution if your roof has started to developed small leaks. However, will you just apply patches when your roof has too many leaks? That would not be logical. To stop constant and numerous leaks, reroofing is needed.
End Water Runoff Issues:
Water runoff in the wrong place is a major headache. If too much water drains into your yard or garden during heavy rainfall, then chances are time countless hours that you have spent on landscaping will be wasted by unwanted water runoff. Excessive water run off in the wrong spot may also cause foundation damage. Which direction water drains is primarily determined by the shape of the roof. If you have a damaged and aging roof that has been deformed, then water might be draining in the wrong direction. The solution to avoid damage due to improper water runoff is very simple: reroofing.
Increased Property Value:
A home is an investment. There might come a time when you will need to sell your property for various reasons. But whatever your reason might be, one thing is for sure: you want to have sell your property at a good price. You will never do so if your house has an old roof. Buyers look at a house’s roofing when assessing property, so it stands to reason that your house will sell at a better price if you have a new and attractive roof. If you have a roof that is starting to loosen up, then you might as well think about reroofing to increase the value of your property. You will never know when the time will come when you need to sell property, but it is always better to be prepared.
Make your House Look More Attractive:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as the old folks say. People may not care about outer appearances, but it is a different thing when it comes to houses. A house’s outside appearance matters.
Have you noticed the lack of praise from your officemates and relatives every time they visit your home? Do you remember the time when they used to say, “Wow, you’ve got a nice place here,” and other such flattering, but all too real, compliments? Well, maybe it is because your house’s exterior looks dull and needs repainting.
And when you repaint your house, you should also reroof it. Please the eye of your officemates and friends and be the envy of your neighbors by reroofing your house and choosing beautiful shingle color and pattern.