Once you have a residential roofing contractor assess roofing damage after a storm, the extent of the damage may be enough to warrant a roof replacement, instead of extensive repair. Read on as Jarhead Construction, Inc. shares a list of the reasons why you should consider this.
- It Lets You Address All Roofing Damage – A roof replacement lets you sweep everything off the table and start with a clean slate. While repairs are still an option, you have to consider that the old roof might not be able to handle another storm, especially if the structural components have sustained significant damage. A new roof also future-proofs your home, allowing room for further upgrades in the next few decades or so.
- It’s an Opportunity to Update the Roof – If you’ve always wanted to update how your roof looks – perhaps a new color, style, or style – then a storm-damaged roof is the perfect opportunity to do so. One advantage of doing this in the wake of a storm is that a significant portion of the replacement may be covered by your insurance provider, so you shouldn’t hesitate asking for a new roof estimate. A new roof will also mean you’ll get new attic insulation, which may improve your home’s energy efficiency.
- It Lets You Address Inherent Structural Issues – Old roofs are more likely to have structural issues due to age, or because the building codes during the time the roof was built is now outdated. A new roof puts your roof up to date, and ensures that the finished roof is structurally sound.
- It’s an Opportunity for Expansion – Since you are going to have the roof replaced, maybe with a new style, consider opportunities for expansion, and not necessarily an immediate one. A mansard roof, for example, allows ample space for a future bedroom, if you’re expecting a bigger family. These kinds of expansions cost less than building a detachment or extension, and can definitely add value to your home.
To learn more about our installation, maintenance and emergency roof services, call Jarhead Construction, Inc. today at (309) 588-4471. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve Champaign, IL and surrounding areas.