Knowing When It’s Time
Considering that roofs are the home’s first line of defense against the elements, they can suffer a lot of damage. The ravages of the weather can be harsh on a roof, and since they aren’t exactly accessible, maintaining them can be hard. Even if they are regularly and properly maintained, in the end, time always wins.
In the event of a roof damaged beyond repair, any dependable roofing company will usually recommend roof replacement.
Getting the Best Roofers in the Business
Of course, all of these will depend on how well your roof is done. And if you want it done right, you will need a trustworthy commercial roofing contractor to get the job done right the first time.
If you’re in the Gainesville FL area, why not have us at the Energy Roofing Companies to help you with your new roof? Our decades of experience as a roofing contractor will help you with not only your estimates, but also what roofing options will be best for your and your home. And with the trust that leading roofing manufacturers such as GAF and Duro-last give us with their many certifications to our company, you can rest assured that we will use only the best quality materials using the best building tools and techniques when we sort you out with any roofing need.
How Much Will It Cost?
Roof replacement involves removing the original roof entirely and putting up a whole new roofing system over your roof. This can range from simply stripping off the top layer, to also removing and replacing the insulation and other layers underneath. This will depend on the extent of the damage on the roof.
Replacing the roof can be more costly, depending on the material. The general rule is the more expensive the roofing material, the longer its longevity. For example, rubber and TPO roofing can last for 10 years; asphalt shingles stand up to 20 years; metal roofs can last for 50 years; tile roofs can last for up to 100 years. Of course, this goes with the assumption that they were properly installed, preferably by a professional roofing contractor using quality materials.
Expensive as it might be, replacing your roof can be a great investment for your home, and save you a lot of money in the long run.
A new roof will mean a new look for your home. Aside from giving your house a new, fresh appearance, you can also take the opportunity to install new features to your home: such as a chimney, or skylights.
Replacing your roof keeps your home’s structural load to a minimum. While reroofing may be a viable option because if its lesser cost, the problem with it is that it increases the weight that your house will need to support. Reroofing can also hide flaws in the original layer, making your house prone to even more damage and deterioration.
Roof replacement strengthens your house. Since you’ll be stripping away the damage on your roof, you can also use this as an opportunity to fix problems which may have been hidden away under it. Also, old roofs are a hazard source: they can either make your home’s structure unstable, or collapse entirely.
A new roof means a better roof. With the time between your old roof and the new, chances are the technology for the material and the techniques to install it have greatly improved. The new roof will be more durable, more effective, and generally better in terms of quality.
Your family’s quality of life can improve. Aside from the delight of having something new around the house, several aspects of your family’s lifestyle can also benefit from a new roof. First is the peace of mind in knowing that your roof and your house are strong enough to shelter you. Second, since old roofs may have hazardous substances in them such as asbestos, having a new roof removes these dangers from your home. Also, sources of disease such as mold and mildew are taken out, helping your family keep healthy.
Your bills can go down with your new roof. With the cracks and leaks that come with age, your old roof may have possibly made keeping your home’s temperature at an optimum. With a new roof, the flaws that stop your heating system to work efficiently can be dealt with. This will not only result in a cozier home, but lower your heating expenses as well.
New roofs mean a higher price for your home. This will be especially important if you’re looking to sell your house. Appraisers look at the condition of a house’ roof for a lot of the value they will place on a home. Not only will you be able to get a higher estimate on your home’s value, it will also be easier for you to find buyers for your house.
Contact us for your roofing needs, you can visit Energy Roofers at our Gainesville branch on 507 NW 60th Street, Suite C, Gainesville, FL 32607; our Lake City branch on 10153 W US Highway 90, Lake City FL 32055; or call us up at 855-766-3852.