Knowing When to Save and When to Invest in a New Roof
Home repairs can be a costly and mentally draining experience, but our RoofPro specialists have cracked the code to make roofing repairs more accessible and homeowner-friendly. Knowing when to save your money and when to invest in a new roof is something that every homeowner wonders about at some point. There are several factors that go into the ultimate decision to repair or replace. Here are a few questions (and answers) to consider when your home needs roofing system attention.
How Long Since Your Last Total Replacement?
According to Money Talks News, “If the roof still has 10 or 15 years left in it, and the cost of the repairs is relatively inexpensive, it might be worth doing a repair.” The age of your roof will absolutely determine if it's time to start saving for total replacement. Total replacement isn’t always the best answer for a relatively new roofing system. Slate, copper, and tile roofs can last more than 50 years, while asphalt shingles have about a 25 year lifespan. Factor these time estimates into when you should start saving for the construction time. The last thing you want is to be surprised with costly repairs and replacement. Having a plan for saving will be the best option for keeping your home secure and your budget in tact.
Do You Have a Warranty?
The climate in the Baltimore area can be temperamental. Severe weather can strike at any point throughout the year. Because of this, we think it is always smart to invest in a material warranty for your roofing system.
If you are unsure of a warranty status on a recently purchased home, check with your buying paperwork or with the previous owners. Knowing this could save you big time. If you are replacing your roof, it is always a good practice to invest in a warranty from your supplier. Companies like GAF, Owens Corning, and Certainteed offer top-of-the-line warranty options that can cover faulty materials and damage. There’s only one catch: the work must have been originally completed by a certified contractor like RoofPro. If you find yourself in need of a roofing repair, it is smart to do the research as to whether your current roof is covered under warranty. Even if it is time to replace, always check the warranty options and opt for protection so that the next time a repair or replacement is done, it won’t be as expensive as it otherwise could be.
Is Your Home Energy Efficient?
Energy efficiency can be something that you save for when looking at a future roofing replacement. This is truly an investment that can save you large amounts of money in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “cool roofs can save money several ways, including energy savings, rebates and incentives, HVAC equipment downsizing, and extended roof lifetime.”
Energy efficient roofing saves you money by lowering your energy bills, but it also has numerous benefits for the environment. If you’re interested in installing energy efficient roofing materials to your home, set up a budget and start saving. Reflective roofing is a great option and we fully recommend investing in these durable systems.
Selling Your Home?
A specific time when a roofing replacement could be worth shelling out the extra cash is when you’re deciding to sell your home. A new roof could be a selling point, but if a buyer is on the fence, an old roof could turn them off. If you know your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, consider investing in a new roof. This is a relatively small upfront cost that can solidify a sale and save you the hassle of completing this project before closing.
But, I Need Replacement NOW...
When all of the above questions have been considered and you decide that it is time to save, what’s the best option? If you simply haven’t had time to save, you’re not alone. RoofPro has options for you to get that replacement taken care of in a timely manner.
The best thing you can do to save money when you need a replacement is to obtain estimates from at least three contractors. RoofPro would be honored to provide you with a complimentary estimate and answer any questions about the roof replacement process. By getting three different estimates, you can focus on getting the most value for your investment. Ask your trusted friends and relatives for recommendations on companies to contact. Word of mouth is often the best indicator of reliable service. Your inspector may also be able to offer valuable contractor recommendation.
Research Financing Options
If cost is a hindrance in getting a timely roofing replacement, check into your contractor’s financing options. We are proud to offer affordable and convenient financing options for our customers. RoofPro’s customer service team knows how home repairs can cause extensive strain on your budget. Our fast and simple interest-free financing option can be approved in less than 20 minutes. No down payment is necessary and everything can be done online. You will receive certified roofing services at a fair price. Roofing replacement financing starts at just $89/month.
Contact Us Today
If you are ready to take the next step in investing in a new roof for your home, give us a call at (410) 428-6806. RoofPro services the Baltimore area and always offers free estimates. If you’re trying to decide whether to save or invest, our team is here to help. Our work is always certified and backed by manufacturer warranty. Through it all, you can trust RoofPro to deliver fair and professional services that make the most out of your investment.
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