Every building, commercial or residential, needs a strong roofing system to protect it from weather elements, debris, and other external factors. While you may have installed a strong and durable roofing system it can eventually get old or damaged, thereby requiring you to replace it. Choosing when to replace your current roof can be a daunting task. You have to consider numerous factors like finances, your current roof's condition, and whether the underlying issues can be fixed to extend the roof's lifespan. You can engage a professional roofer in this decision-making process to help you assess your roof's condition and determine whether it's due for replacement. Here are some circumstances where the professional roofer may recommend a roof replacement;
Selling Your Home
If you are planning to sell your home, you may need to get the roof inspected before putting your home on market. If the roof is extremely damaged, a roofer can recommend a roof replacement to add value to your property. If you put your house on the market with the roof in poor condition, this may discourage potential buyers, which can affect how long it takes for you to sell the house. Most buyers prefer homes with solid roofing systems to avoid having to deal with costly repairs or replacements after buying the house.
Extensive Damage Caused by a Fire or Storm
After a fire or a storm, your roofing system may sustain major dents and damages. If the damage to your roof is extensive and can't be repaired by a professional, then it may be time to consider a full-on replacement. For example, if there are too many missing shingles or leaks that can't be stopped due to major damages, then it's best to replace the roof. However, before settling for a roof replacement, it's important to consult a professional to determine whether or not you need a replacement and to help you choose the ideal new roof.
An Old Roof
If your roof hasn't been replaced in decades, chances are it's extremely worn-out and damaged. Fixing an old, worn-out roof can be more costly than replacing it with a new roof. If your roofing system is several decades old and has issues, it's important to call a professional to inspect it and determine if it's due for replacement.
Roof replacement can add security, appeal, and value to your home. You should replace your current roof if it's extremely worn-out and damaged or if you need a new fresh look. If you are considering a roof replacement, you should contact a roofing contractor to guide you through the process.