How important is having a good roof?

We all know that a good roof is very important on every house, but have you thought about the reasons why? Below you’ll find three reasons why you should make sure your home’s roof is in good shape and what to do if it needs work.

  • A good roof will protect your house: Your roof stands between the interior of your home and everything in it, including your loved ones, and the exterior world. If it’s in good shape, your roof serves as a barrier against the elements. If your roof is in poor shape, your home can get water leaks, develop mold in the roof deck and structure, and experience other issues. Even a small leak in the roof can cause larger problems across your home.
  • Increase the value of your home: Cost is always a big factor when considering replacing a roof, always remember that just like any other big renovation project, a new roof will increase the value of your home. A good roof increases your home’s aesthetics; if your roof is full of moss and algae, is missing shingles, or flashings are defective, it sends the message that your home hasn’t been properly maintained. If the roof is in good shape, a potential buyer will assume the rest of the house has been tended with care. That will result in higher prices when you sell your home.
  • Improve energy efficiency: Most people don’t realize the connection between a good roof and the energy efficiency of their home. When you have a good roofing system, proper attic ventilation, and insulation, your home will experience fewer air leaks. As a result, you will see lower heating and cooling bills during the summer and winter months. If you care about comfort in your home and want to save money, then a good roof is a must.

Now that you’ve seen the importance of having a good roof, read our article Does my roof need to be replaced? to find out if you should have a roofer come out and give you an estimate for a new roof. Submit your information and we’ll call you to schedule a free consultation. If you’re not sure about the age or the condition of your roof, call a residential roofer and get a professional opinion right away, it can save you a lot of stress and money in the near future.