Why Your Roof Deserves TLC
How much attention do you pay to your roof? Homeowners often have great plans for their lawns, decks, patios, and landscaping but may forget about the roof until something goes wrong. Your roof deserves more than that! Here’s why roof inspections and maintenance are so important to the value and appearance of your home.
Your Roof Protects Valuable and Important Home Necessities
If your roof develops leaks, where do those leaks go? The answer is everywhere. Leaks can seep all around your house, through multiple walls and ceilings, before you ever even see them. That means that they can ruin drywall, rot insulation, warp wood and cause many other problems throughout your house. The roof doesn’t just protect itself, but it protects many different aspects of your home that can be very expensive to repair.
The Roof Guards Against Many Unseen Threats
Roof protection isn’t just about water and leaks! Your roof is also a primary defense against burrowing pests, mold and mildew, and other similar problems. If your roof is old or has developed weak points due to stormy weather, your house could be at risk, and not just from leaks, but from other dangers as well!
Rooftop Damage Can Be Difficult to See
If you don’t pay attention to your roof, you may not notice damage when it occurs! Many serious roof problems are hard to see from the ground. Small punctures from hailstones, shingles that are starting to curl, algae that’s beginning to grow, rusted flashing — all these issues are hard to notice unless you are up close. So pay attention to your roof, don’t be afraid to take a closer look, and arrange for an inspection if you aren’t sure what to watch for!
A Good Roof Can Help You Save Energy Too
The right rooftop can provide excellent insulation and the proper amount of venting to help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This can help you save money on your energy bills! A roof renovation can even focus on lighter or darker shingles, depending on your climate, to save even more money. If you have an older roof and don’t know much about its insulation or shingle properties, ask about different options and how you may be able to save on energy bills with a renovation.
The Right Roof Can Increase Your Home Value!
A new roof can easily improve your home value for some of the reasons we just mentioned, such as better insulation or energy-saving shingles. But remember, your roof is also one of the most visible parts of your home as people drive up to it: That makes your roof a vital part of curb appeal when trying to sell your house. Keep your roof looking beautiful, and people will notice!
Have more specific questions about your roof? Schedule an inspection today with Rosie’s Roofing and Restoration!