Why You Should Get a Roof Replacement
Replacing a roof is no doubt the most important major home repair a homeowner can invest in. A new roof for your home certainly isn’t the most glamorous home improvement installation, we know — most homeowners drive up to their homes and admire the freshly painted siding, modern garage door installation and crisp, green landscaping that neatly ties together the home’s striking aesthetic and curb appeal. They tend to ignore the roofing structure and materials altogether.
While the roof isn’t the most pressing fixture homeowners will think about on a day-to-day basis, you’ll understand its importance once the old roof fails, letting the worst elements of storms and harsh climates destroy the interior of your home starting in the attic and quickly trickling down into your main living spaces. Fewer household catastrophes measure up to the after-effects of a failed roof.
Roof replacement is a necessary task that most homeowners tackle every few decades, and given the importance of a sturdy, dependable roof structure, you’ll want to make sure the job is done right.
Reasons to Install a New Roof
Signs that your home needs a new roof aren’t limited to water gushing from giant holes penetrating its surface — several indicators can signal the need for a roof replacement, including:
- Aging roofing materials: While roofs are manufactured and installed to provide lasting protection and aesthetics even in the roughest weather conditions, average asphalt shingle roofs typically only last up to 25 years before they need to be replaced. However, frequent, intense storms, low slopes, ice damming, debris and mold or moss growth can diminish the quality and lifespan of asphalt roofing.
- Recent storm damage: Sometimes a recent storm can blow over your home without leaving much in the way of significant roof damage — maybe a few blown off shingles that can quickly and easily be replaced. But if your home was recently ravaged by an intense natural disaster like severe storms, a hurricane or a tornado, the shingles and structure of your roof may be compromised. In this case, a new roof is the best option.
- Major house remodeling: Is your home too small, prompting you to build an addition, or are you wanting to add a bit of character to your home with dormers and skylights? Major remodeling tasks like these mean you’ll need to make changes to your roofing structure and design. Blending old and new roofing materials often looks shabby – to maintain your home’s curb appeal and achieve consistency of your roofing, consider a whole new roof installation instead of patching.
- Sagging structures: If you notice visible sagging when you glance up at your roof, there’s likely a significant structural problem in the attic decking or foundation supports, and it needs replacing.
Another reason to install a new roof is if you’re looking to sell your home, and your roofing is aging and becoming an eyesore. New roofing can boost visual appeal and make your home more attractive and valuable for potential buyers.
Ideal Construction & Remodeling — Northern Virginia’s Premier Home Remodeling and Roofing Company
Ideal Construction & Remodeling has been dedicated to offering residents throughout Northern Virginia and its surrounding areas personalized home remodeling and roofing services, quality materials and professional installation services completed by knowledgeable, reliable local professionals. We offer complete roof replacement services, specializing in asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, metal roofs and slate roofs.
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