Roofs are built to last as long as possible. Timely roof repair can add more years to the roof’s expected life span, but there are circumstances when you finally have to get a new roofing for your home. When should you call the experts to have a new roof installed? Check out these four telltale signs.
- Severe Damage on Components
Most roofing problems can easily be fixed by our team of experts. However, there are factors such as extreme weather conditions that could cause irreparable damage to your roof, like severe leaks or rotting on the roof deck. Unfortunately, fixing what’s left of the roof is no longer a viable choice so you’re left with roof replacement as your only option.
- Deteriorated Roof Components
Different roofing materials have different expected life spans. For example, asphalt shingle roofs can easily last for up to 30 years while slate roofing can last for well over a century with maintenance. Beyond that, a roof is prone to experiencing all sorts of problems due to deterioration, and fixing it on a regular basis would cost more than a one-time roof replacement.
- Poor Energy Efficiency
Because of the rising cost of electricity, there has been an increasing demand for energy-efficient roofs. Most roofs that are several decades old are simply not built to suit today’s energy-efficiency requirements. To help cut down on long-term energy costs, it might be better to have our roofers install a modern, energy-efficient roofing alternative on your property.
- Low Curb Appeal
Sometimes, replacing a roof is more about improving the home’s form rather than function. A roof that looks outdated or doesn’t go well with the rest of the home (or the neighborhood) has poor curb appeal, which can affect its overall value. Upgrading to a more aesthetically pleasing roofing design is a great way to make your home look good and increase its overall value.
Make sure you have your new roof installed by the best in the business. Call Howard Roofing at (636) 296-1057 or use this contact form to request a free estimate. We are the leading roofing contractor in Belleville, IL.