For a majority of New Jersey homeowners, the thought of a roof replacement project seems overwhelming and incredibly expensive. Even when curling shingles, cracks, or leaks overwhelm your roof, the idea of a full roof replacement can give you a headache or make you feel as though you are wasting money.
However, replacing your home’s roof provides you with numerous benefits. And every one of these benefits makes the time and money you put into your roof well worth it.
The importance of your roof is undeniable, and with everything our New Jersey weather can throw at your home, it deserves the absolute best. So, if the state of your roof has you thinking about a replacement, there may be a few reasons you will want to finally take the plunge.
1. Added Protection
The primary job of your roof is to protect your home from the exterior world, mainly forms of precipitation. An old, cracked, or warped roof cannot properly perform its job, meaning your home lacks the proper protection it needs.
A leaky roof not only leaves your home vulnerable to water and other elements, but it can lead to a variety of interior problems such as:
- Structural damage
- Damage to drywall
- Discoloration of the interior ceiling
Your home deserves so much more, and a new roof can give your home exactly what it deserves. While a new roof has many benefits, the protection factor is enough to make the investment worthwhile. A lack of home protection can cause other unnecessary problems to arise in your home — problems that can end up costing more than simply replacing your roof to begin with.
To ensure that your roof is properly installed and ready to protect your home, look for a specialized exterior contractor. Contractors who work with exterior elements such as siding, roofing, and gutters know what your home’s exterior needs and will give you the best installation.
2. Exterior Facelift
Your roof may have been installed before you bought your home or before you decided to update other features of your exterior. And even if you haven’t made any exterior changes to your house, your roof may still not match your personal style or the style of your home — or it may just be old and run down.
A new roof equals new beauty. Replacing an old, damaged, or sun-bleached roof brings a fresh look to your exterior elevation. You can choose from a variety of styles, materials, and colors to make the look truly yours.
It is estimated that nearly 40% of the exterior design of your home is composed of the roof itself. So, replacing your roof gives your home an extremely impactful return on the look of your house.
3. Increase in Home Value
A new roof instantly increases the value of your home. Because a new roof installation can be tailored to match your home’s style — making the exterior cohesive — and the protection of your home drastically increases, so does the value.
A new roof has one of the highest returns on investment of any home remodeling project. And when or if the time ever comes to sell your home, buyers will be faster to purchase knowing that they will not need to replace or repair the existing roof. On average, a new New Jersey roof can provide you with an almost 70% return on investment during resale.
4. Savings and Efficiency
When people think of a roof’s primary function, they think of water obstruction. But another important function of your roof is insulation. Yes, rain water needs to remain outdoors, but the nice cooling air or cozy heat you’ve had running needs to remain inside, depending on the season. Your roof’s insulation plays a key role in this.
Depending on the materials chosen for your replacement roof, the insulation factor can increase or decrease. And an increase in insulation leads to a decrease in utilities bills, which helps curb some of the replacement cost.
Due age or wear, your old, decrepit roof may not be covered under a warranty. But by giving your home a new roof, it will be. Getting a new roof means garnering a new warranty. A roof without a warranty can cause stress and worry over potential damage, knowing that damage can mean costly repairs. But a new warranty can remove this fear.
However, this warranty can be contingent on hiring a roofing contractor who knows how to properly install your roof. DIYing your roof can mean improper installation, which can void potential warranties. Don’t take that risk. Hire a roofing contractor to get the job done.
6. Peace of Mind
As a homeowner, you have far too much to worry about to add your roof to that list. Your roof is one of the most important structural and protective elements to your home, so as it ages and wears down, it can cause you stress.
Let go of the worry.
A new roof brings the security you need. You can’t put a price on peace of mind, and one simple solution is a new roof.
Get Your Dream Roof Replacement Today
Start the journey of your new roof by hiring a professional and qualified contractor to install it. Once you’ve realized the benefits of a new roof, the replacement process does not need to be difficult.
As a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor, our American Home Contractors team will provide you with the best roof repair job and service in the New Jersey area. We are dependable and professional, and we desire to make your roof repair an exciting experience, not a stressful one.
Gain the benefits of a new roof and begin living worry free by contacting us at (908) 771-0123 to schedule your free roof replacement consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!