FAQS EVERY homeowner should have about a new roof are the same as the ones he or she might have about buying a home in the first place. But there are questions that can be specific to your situation. For example, is your roof leaking? Is your attic floor starting to mold? Can you hear wind damage through the walls of your house?
Your roof will obviously need to be inspected before you buy a new roof. If there are any problems with your roof, your new roof will either need to be repaired or replaced. If the problems are minor and the roof is still standing, you need not worry too much about it.
The problem may not even involve a new roof. Perhaps your garage door is leaking and you suspect the water is getting inside the house. In such cases, the problem may not involve the roof at all. Instead, you may have some old, leaking windows that need replacing.
Your roofing contractor can give you advice on how to get rid of the old ones and replace them with new ones. Or he might suggest a temporary fix such as putting plastic over the broken glass. Such a measure may be cheap but will do nothing to prevent the problems in the long run. And you may find yourself spending even more money on the new roof. If your roof is old and leaking, replacing it will cost you a lot of money.
Another common question about a new roof concerns its impact on your home’s value. Is Will having a new roof improve your home’s worth? It depends on a number of factors. First, if your home is structurally sound, having a new roof installed may not add too much to its value. On the other hand, if there are many structurally unsound houses around, having a new roof installed will surely increase its value.
In addition, if you’re thinking about selling your home, a new roof might be exactly what your home needs to increase its appeal to potential buyers. A shingle or slate roof will look different from the one that’s covered with shingles. Slate roofs have a more modern look, while slate roofs can be made into various shapes depending on your preferences. With all these choices, having a new roof installed at your home will not be such a bad idea after all. Just make sure that you work with a qualified and experienced roofing contractor. After all, your safety and your home’s value are still at stake.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Largo Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF, and an achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.