There are many good reasons to get a new roof for your home. Sometimes it’s easy to know when it’s time to replace your roof because shingles are blowing off and animals are finding new homes in your attic. Other times you may be thinking of improving your energy efficiency, upgrading to install solar panels, or simply selling your home.
Here are LP Platinum’s top three reasons to replace your roof:
- Storm damage
Wind, hail, and debris can cause damage to your roof. Missing shingles, broken seals between shingles, and indentations (sometimes called dimples) and cracks are cause for concern. If the damage is serious, you may also need to have a professional examine the supporting structure beneath the shingles. Damaged wood support beams and plywood will need to be replaced to ensure the roof is secure and load-bearing.
- Shingles are curling, buckling, blistering, or splitting.
When the edges of your singles are turning upwards or the middle of the shingle is bowing, that’s not good news. Equally bad, if not worse, are split or cracked shingles. When these issues happen it means that the lifespan of your shingles is winding down and leaking could start happening, if it hasn’t already.
- Increasing your home’s value
Installing a new roof gives your home a facelift. It’s a great way to enhance your curb appeal. A new roof will also have energy efficiency benefits as new technology allow for the reflection of solar heat which lowers interior cooling costs and extends the life of your shingles. Newer roofing shingles also provide longer warranties than ever before. This means new homeowners will have less to worry about — that peace of mind is worth a lot to the buyer and results in a better bottom line for the seller.