Humans have basic needs, such as food, water and shelter. Without a roof over your head, life is difficult. Moreover, if you have a home with a leaky roof, there are only so many buckets you can fill/empty with water before you drive yourself crazy.
Roofs age, and just like most everything else, they need repairs or replacing after withstanding all that life brings them. For instance, your roof has to deal with extreme heat and extreme cold, rain, wind, storms, the sun, animals, nearby trees and more. Most roofs are designed to last about 20 years. When’s the last time you had your roof inspected for damage(s) and/or replaced your roof?
One of the best things you can do to refresh and improve the look of a house is to replace its roof. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report, a new roof increases home resale value by a national average of $12,000. Think about it: if you were in the market for a new place, you’d notice the roof, right? Would you rather buy a house with a shabby, old roof, or one with a nice, new one?
Besides increasing resale value, a new roof can enhance the overall appearance of a home, and roof technology today means more textures and colors to choose from compared to the past. In addition, some asphalt roof shingles reflect solar heat, which can help reduce cooling costs. Finally, there are roof shingles on the market today designed to last 50 years instead of 20, so now’s a good time to get a new roof.
Central Roofing & Siding Company has been repairing and replacing roofs in the Maryland/D.C. region since the 1950s. If you want roofing done right, call Central Roofing at (301) 881-2424 and ask about our company’s free no hassle/no obligation estimate on roof replacement work.